Former Research Assistant
Joe Shaw was an OII DPhil student. His research is concerned with the geography of information, property market technologies (PropTech) and critical urbanism.
We’re pleased to say that Mark Graham and I have had our recent paper on digital information and Henri Lefebvre’s right to the city published in a free collection by the publisher Verso. This has just been released to mark the 50th anniversary of Lefebvre’s original “Le Droite a la Ville” (1968). The collection is available for download as an e-book and includes reflections on Lefebvre’s work from a variety of perspectives, all considering its contemporary significance in a present marked by a renewed privatization of public space, and the ongoing struggles for urban housing, justice and equality. From the other contributing authors this includes discussion of squatting, security and sexuality; and in our closing piece we consider the power of corporate actors like Google in future battles for the right to the city, amidst an increasingly technocratic and data-centric vision of the urban condition.