Andy Merrifield

is a writer, social theorist and urban geographer, and currently Supernumerary Fellow in Human Geography at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of The New Urban Question (Pluto Press, 2014), The Politics of the Encounter: Urban Theory and Protest under Planetary Urbanization (University of Georgia Press, 2013) and and Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2006).


Occupy Wall Street

The shadow citizenry is a territorial reserve army of foot soldiers, who want in but are forced out; often defiant yet somehow disunited, disgruntled and raging in a global civil war of austerity and high frequency piracy.
To coincide with its fifteenth anniversary, the Austrian journal of urbanism ‘dérive’ has launched its 60th issue, devoted to Henri Lefebvre and the right to the city. It includes the following article by Andy Merrifield.

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