Category Archives: Comunes

Back to the blog

It has been almost six months since the last post on this blog  —  I had not realized that it had reached over 1,000 followers during this period, thank you all for reading! Besides the typically frantic teaching and management … 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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Teresa Caldeira on street cultures and informal urbanisms

An interesting short interview with Teresa Caldeira via urbanNext, discussing the dangers and problems of architectural discourses aestheticizing so-called informal urbanisms and street cultures.

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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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Martin Wagner and the politics of capitalist urbanization

It’s been almost a month since I arrived in Cambridge to conduct a research on the work of Martin Wagner at Harvard during his appointment as a professor at the Graduate School of Design. Wagner —an engineer and planner, head … Continue reading

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Especial CIUr 100 | Celebrando cien entregas de investigación urbanística

Se ha publicado el número 100 de Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística. Aunque habitualmente CIUr lanza números monográficos con un sólo trabajo, en esta ocasión se trata de un especial de 150 páginas con 31 contribuciones de profesores del Departamento de … Continue reading

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A prelude to urban renewal | Martin Wagner against the commons

I have been away from the blog for a little while—this time, in addition to the usual excuses of work overload, due to the paperwork and related administrative hustle and bustle for an upcoming visit to Harvard Graduate School of … Continue reading

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