The next piece of reading that we are going to tackle from the Arcades Project is ‘Convolute N’ (pp.456-488 of the Harvard University Press edition that we are using – details in the bibliography). This chapter deals with what Benjamin refers to as ‘On the theory of knowledge, Theory of Progress’ and is an important chapter for understanding the method that Benjamin is using in his project, and that we are applying to the seaside promenade in our own.
Our plan is to respond to this chapter by highlighting what we, individually, see as important sections and posting these on here along with our own commentaries.
As always, other contributors are welcome, just get in touch. There is a free downloadable version of the entire Arcades Project in 4 parts available here.