(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Illuminating the path to Grand Pari(s): architecture and urban transformation in an era of neoliberalization

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ENRIGHT T.E. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Political Science, Univ., Toronto, CANADA


This article examines the architectural exhibition associated with the large-scale Grand Paris urban development project and argues that imaginative representation crucial to urban transformation, here acting to justify and naturalize neoliberal reforms. It shows that the futural aspect of speculative regional development is redoubled in the prospective architectural visions, thus solidifying the dominance of a marketized mode of urbanization. While this cooption of architectural designs emerges from the unique circumstances of contemporary Paris, it also speaks to the broader promise and limits of imaginative urbanism and large-scale architectural intervention


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 382-403]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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