Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”

Written by Mehmet Penpecioglu for the International Development Planning Review, 2019 The urban commons is a growing field of both academic inquiry and social struggle. In this book, Stavos Stavrides approaches the urban commons with a comprehensive and coherent analytical  framework that  builds on its theoretical heritage. Key cases are presented from diverse sociopolitical geographies […]

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May 14, 2019

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Short documentary on the 2019 Imralı Peace Delegation

  A group of human rights activists, among them British actress Maxine Peake and former Icelandic Minister of Justice Ögmundur Jónasson, travels to Turkey to visit the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. He is currently being held in Imrali Prison, under conditions of complete isolation. Here is a short documentation of the 2019 Imralı Peace […]

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MARAKÁ’NÀ: struggles in Rio De Janeiro [Documentary]

The Maracanã stadium is not only a space for leisure but, above all, a space of struggle. In this documentary (in whose production TRISE members Ersilia Verlinghieri and Federico Venturini also took part), the Grupo Popular Pesquisa em Ação explores the struggle for education, for housing, for indigenous rights, against capital development. This is a […]

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Basic Standards for Organizing Citizens’ Assemblies

Written by Marcin Gerwin   1.Random selection of participants All members of a citizens’ assembly are selected by lot. Ideally, every member of the population eligible to take part in a citizens’ assembly should be able to potentially receive invitation to participate. 2.Demographic representation The composition of a citizens’ assembly should broadly match the demographic […]

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December 13, 2018

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Radicalising democracy: How Hannah Arendt’s legacy endures in Barcelona

Written by Hettie O’Brien. Excerpt from Verso’s blog In 1963, having fled Germany for New York, political philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote that: “no one could be called either happy or free without participating, and having a share, in public power”. Had she been alive to witness Brexit, the ascendancy of Donald Trump, and the election […]

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