A running list (frequently updated) of resources and suggested reading in regard to my senior thesis or things relating to Flâneurs, Urban Space, Situationists, etc. These include works from my annotated bibliography in addition to other pieces of interest. Updated to include interesting blogs and social media accounts related to urban space exploration and flâner-ing.
The Arcades Project
by Walter Benjamin
posts mentioned: The Intoxicated Flâneur | Dialectic of Flânerie | Idleness | Invisible/Visible: Benjamin/Elkins | The Desert / Slab City, Salvation Mountain, East Jesus: time and reverence | alley activation plans / “Oz-like archipelago of Westside pleasure domes” | sidenotes: the francophile “flâneuse” | The principle of flânerie in Proust
The Painter of Modern Life*
by Charles Baudelaire
(any and all books by Baudelaire)
posts: the francophile flâneuse, qu’est-ce que un flâneur/what is a flâneur?, invisible/visible : Benjamin/Elkins, the desert/Slab City, Salvation Mountain, East Jesus: time and reverence, City & the City: seeing and unseeing, the intoxicated flâneur,
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
by Lauren Elkin
posts mentioned: Dialectic of Flânerie | Possession/Belonging | Invisible/Visible: Benjamin/Elkins | man/woman | Of bathrooms and “third spaces” | The suburbs are bad for women | Women who walk | Place and space: knowledge | flâneuse/freedom | sidenotes: the francophile “flâneuse” |
The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton
Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
by Johan Huizinga
All Over Coffee
by Paul Madonna
In Praise of Shadows
by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
The City and the City
by China Miéville
posts: City Fortresses / Mike Davis | City & the City / seeing and unseeing | Place and space: knowledge | “A Tourist Guide to Besźel and UI Qoma” | a pivotal experience: expat / refugee, American / Iraqi in Berlin |
Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World
by Doug Saunders
posts: place and space:knowledge
The invisible flâneuse?: gender, public space and visual culture in nineteenth-Century Paris.
by Aruna D’Souza and Tom McDonough
Violent borders: refugees and the right to move.
by Reece Jones
Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience
by Yi-Fu Tuan
The Location of Culture
by Homi K. Bhabha
Journals, Papers, and Essays
“A Tourist Guide to Besźel and Ul Qoma: Unseeing, the Brutality of Borders and the Re-Interpretation of Psychogeography in China Miéville’s The City and the City.” The Luminary, no. 7, 2016, pp. 75–87.
by Rob O’Connor
posts: city & the city/seeing and unseeing
Ibrahim, Awad. “The New Flâneur: Subaltern cultural studies, African youth in Canada and the semiology of in-betweenness” Cultural Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2008, pp. 234–253., doi:10.1080/09502380701789141.
posts: third spaces/culture containment, The new flâneur, identity/space:”eyes of power”
“Cultivating Hustlers: The Agrarian Ethos of Soninke Migration.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, 2013, pp. 259–275., doi:10.1080/1369183x.2013.723257.
by Paolo Gaibazzi
Carlaw, D. R. (2008). The flâneur as foreigner: Ethnicity, sexuality and power in twentieth century new york writing (Order No. U493214). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (301718445).
Roma and terminology
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca
Romea.cz: website dedicated to news, education, and information on the Roma in the Czech Republic (in English and Czech – this link goes to the English version)
Roma, Gypsies, and Travelers: Guardian article highlighting discrimination against Roma people
Seattle development news:
Nord Alley and Pioneer Passage are currently under construction to add new stormwater infrastructure and surfaces. (read more here).
Seattle Times article about alley renovations
Seattle.gov Department of Transportation information
The Urbanist website’s recent coverage of several alley projects
The Alliance for Pioneer Square website
Racial profiling and policing of space on NextDoor.com: NextDoor has a racism problem, and here’s how it’s trying to fix it
posts: City Fortresses/Mike Davis