Actually Existing Commons: Three Moments of Space of Community Gardens in New York City
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2011
© 2011 The Author Antipode© 2011 Antipode Foundation Ltd.
Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 764–782, June 2012
How to Cite
Eizenberg, E. (2012), Actually Existing Commons: Three Moments of Space of Community Gardens in New York City. Antipode, 44: 764–782. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00892.x
- Issue published online: 7 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2011
- community gardens;
- neoliberal city;
- moments of space
Abstract: This paper analyzes an urban space that functions, it is argued, as the commons in the neoliberal city. The space of community gardens in New York City is “unpacked” according to three Lefebvrian moments of space: the material space, representations of space, and the lived space. Engaging alternative conceptualizations of social relations in the urban space, it complicates and explicates the notion of the commons and its actually existing manifestations.