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BOOK LAUNCH: The Political Unconscious of Architecture

18:30 - 20:30 28 February 2013

Location: UCL Royal Ear Hospital, Ground Floor, Cappers Street (corner of Huntley Street) WC1E 6AP

Thirty years have passed since the publication of Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, in which he insisted that ‘there is nothing that is not […] in the last analysis political’.

Nadir Lahiji’s edited collection The Political Unconscious of Architecture (Ashgate 2011), including scholars such as Xavier Costa, Joan Ockman and Slavoj Žižek, explores the legacy of Jameson’s critical project of the ‘political unconscious’ and its application in architecture and urbanism.

Join the UCL UrbanLab for an evening of presentation and discussion to celebrate the paperback publication of this volume. Camillo Boano, Director of the DPU's MSc Building and Urban Design in Development will be a respondent.


The Political Unconscious of Architecture