Tag Archives: Commons

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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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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