The nomadic city appropriates the street .. \dotsand disrupts its grid

Publication Type:

Journal Articles


Cluster, p.1–43 (2010)



Developmentalism? is now a morbid zeal, mobilized to survey, to GIS, to digitize, to research, and colonize ?Third World Cities.? And in this zeal,lies the panoptic desire to turn the steel frame of the Nation State into The Grid and the Rule of Law, the Master Plan that poses the activist academic as an emancipator, speaking on behalf of the voiceless poor. And with this, a formalization of the Grid into a distinct street away from the city.