In the Federal Republic of Germany, the works of Henri Lefebvre were read broadly by those informed by materialist theories of culture and socialization. In contrast, his reflections on urbanization and space never became equally popular. Even among urbanists, Lefebvre’s unorthodox Marxist theories of space were hardly understood. Largely forgotten for a long time, some of his claims resurfaced recently in German architecture and art criticism.2 Yet it remains to be seen to what extent Lefebvre’s approach can become useful for a contemporary critique of everyday life and urbanism.