Tag Archives: Commons

Paul Chatterton – Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change

Paul Chatterton, Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change, forthcoming with Pluto this month. This book is a manifesto for real urban change. Today, our urban areas are held back by corporate greed, loss of public space and rising … Continue reading

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Mapping Workers’ Councils, 1917-1927

libcom.org 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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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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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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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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