Ernst Jünger and the Post-Capitalist City By Krzysztof Nawratek


  • Sayed Ahmed Department of architecture, Bangladesh University, Dhaka



Total urban mobilization seeks meaning and reasons for the probability of post capitalist city in future. Krzysztof Nawratek discusses the forest rebel concept of Junger to define its actors and agencies for the next challenging world. Historically, Western cities are ethical followers of Rome in many ways; where the idea of emperor always influential. His existence is implicit at the same time his presence evident from the series of voids between diverse social institutions, as Badiou described. Previously, scholars like Kevin Lynch identified district, territory or edge from experienced based ‘place making’ which is similar to Cartesian ‘neutral or tool based’ space creation. He brought the Chinese concept of ‘All under heaven,’ a complex system is not referring any physical and territorial boundary of city. The author has seen these boundaries as opportunity for different agencies that might coexist and interact. Network of proper coexisting of urban agencies can trigger effective actors outside the capitalist world as a ‘hole’. From such windows, non-profit logic of neoliberalism, ambiguity and messy contextualization will emerge as an alternative, post capitalist system in future. It might turn into a worldwide complex ecosystem, a second layer in global network in post capitalist stage. This is how Language could be re-invented in contrast to the Numbers, writes Ar. Sayed Ahmed.


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Biografía del autor/a

Sayed Ahmed, Department of architecture, Bangladesh University, Dhaka

Ar. Sayed Ahmed is a Bangladeshi practicing architect and academician. He studied architecture from SUST; Sylhet. He was lecturer in the department of architecture, Bangladesh University, Dhaka. He successfully got his masters’ degree at Architectural heritage conservation with DAAD scholarship from Anhalt university of Applied Sciences, the Bauhaus of Dessau, Germany. He specializes in architectural design, art appreciation, cultural studies, art philosophy, architectural history, urban collective memory, material and climatic issues regarding vernacular architecture and so on. He has already published articles from several journals around the globe which include countries like UK, USA, Austria, Australia, Nigeria, India, Iraq, Italy, Tunisia, China and Indonesia. He is also in editorial board of ATINAR journal, Greece and CHITROLEKHA journal, India. He participated in World architecture festival in Berlin, November 2016 as first Bangladeshi participant where his idea was selected as one of the 8 student group project at that year. His recent study published from the largest platform of Asian architects, ARCASIA#s 19th forum of 2017 in Jaipur, India. He presented his masters’ thesis in Harvard faculty club and Oxford Brookes for prestigious conferences in August and September, 2018. He chaired common ground conference as one of the 11 selected promising urban researchers of year 2018, in October at Heidelberg University.



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Ahmed, S. (2019). Book Review: TOTAL URBAN MOBILISATION: : Ernst Jünger and the Post-Capitalist City By Krzysztof Nawratek. Estudios Del hábitat, 17(2), e076.



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