Category Archives: Commons

Mapping Workers’ Councils, 1917-1927 has launched a very interesting initiative to map workers’ councils as they spread across Europe and beyond in the years following the 1917 revolutions in Russia. Each case includes a reference to articles or books where more information can … Continue reading

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Landscape struggles, environmental hegemonies and the politics of urban design

In a previous post I announced the publication of a new article about Central Park in Environment and Planning D, this time focusing on the governmental and strategic role of the park’s schemein the context of local struggles to consolidate … Continue reading

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Planning the dispossession of centrality | Talk at the AA

I’ll be giving a talk at the AA School of Architecture next week (March 1st, 6:30PM, more info here), in the context of the PhD programme coordinated by Maria S. Giudici and Pier Vittorio Aureli. As I mentioned in a … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Commons | Critical art and translocality

Next week I will join a number of artists, activists and scholars at Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst to participate in the symposium ‘How critique becomes translocal – Reclaiming the commons’. Here is the presentation of the event: In … Continue reading

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Common goods | Interview with Ugo Mattei

An interview with Ugo Mattei (in Italian) about his book Beni Comuni: Un Manifesto (Laterza, 2012; Spanish translation by Trotta, 2013) and the struggles against water privatization in Italy. He has also published material on this topic in English, e.g. … Continue reading

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I have updated the list of publications to share the preprint version of ‘Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park: environmental hegemonies, pedagogical spaces and integral state formations’ (via—forthcoming soon in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space—and to include … Continue reading

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Parks, politics, and the general interest | Design studio at the School of Madrid

During this semester one of the courses I coordinate, ‘Urbanism and the City,’ will focus on the district of Chamberí, in Madrid, and particularly on some of its sites in contention, especially Parque Santander, better known as Parque del Canal … Continue reading

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