Operational landscapes: hinterlands of the Capitalocene

Neil Brenner and Nikos Katsikis, “Operational landscapes: hinterlands of the Capitalocene,” AD / Architectural Design, 90, 3 (2020): 22-31.

In recent decades, the field of urban studies has neglected the question of the hinterland:  the city’s complex, changing relations to the diverse non-city landscapes that support urban life.  In this article, Neil Brenner and Nikos Katsikis of the Urban Theory Lab argue that this ‘hinterland question’ remains essential, but must also be radically reimagined under contemporary conditions.


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