Video 1: Space, Marx and Paris
Question 1: You propose a spatial reading of Marx’s critique of capitalism. Could you tell us how his work has helped you elaborate your own thought?
Question 2: Walter Benjamin read in Paris’ 19th century architecture the prehistory of modern capitalism. Has Paris inspired you in similar ways ?
Video 2: The Geography of financial crisis
Question 3: Could you summarize the effect of the financial crisis on cities and their population, beyond the evictions linked to subprime mortgages?
Question 4: You defend the idea that each new crisis is worse than the previous one. However, financial organizations seem to show an extraordinary resilience to these crises. Are we headed for an even bigger crash?
Video 3: Utopian visions and social movements
Question 4: In Spaces of Hope, you conclude the book with an unusual chapter on a Utopian society. Is hope contained in this other space or can it be observed in already existing social movements?
Question 5: Where are social movements being organized ?