The European tradition of urbanism has two main lines. The more influential has clearly addressed the "place" as the limit of architectural and urban design. We cannot conceive life without profound roots in places. The other traditional line in urbanism gravitates around the "body." Although not as influential, it suggests a different approach to modern urbanism. The perspective developed here questions what happens in between the "body" and "space". For this, the "body" is understood as a transit channel between space and the urban project.
The book unfolds a critical reading of contemporary architectural design and urbanism and criticizes concepts in which "space" using the "body." In doing so, it delves into debates of the eighties in architecture and urban planning, and their ambiguous relationship with politics.