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Politicizing Artistic Pedagogies: Publics, Spaces, Teachings
  • ISSN: 2042-793X
  • E-ISSN: 2042-7948

Abstract

This article explores teaching international politics, international political economy (IPE) and urbanism through a reading of China Miéville’s novel, . The novel as an artefact of popular culture affords a critical encounter with the production of space for students of international politics and IPE. Departing from prevailing approaches to understanding the urban in relation to the international that tend to focus on networks and , the article offers a reading of the novel as demonstrating the of space. The article links a critique of the hierarchical relations between teacher and student to critiques of the subordination of labour to design and planning, both of which render invisible the work of producing knowledge and space. Through an analysis of the political struggles over the formal and real subsumption of labour in , the article argues that studying the politics of urbanism in relation to the international through artefacts of popular culture can disrupt the invisibility of work.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • AHRC Grant, ‘Translating Ferro/Transforming Knowledges of Architecture, Design, and Labour for the New Field of Production Studies’ (Award Project Reference AH/T009292/1)
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