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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Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia

Declaration  of the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum (MWF), which took place in the University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq 6-8 April 2019 Over-extraction; the draining of marshes and wetlands; deforestation; too many irrigation projects, poorly-drained land; pesticides and fertilizer run-off; contamination by poorly or often un-treated discharges from industry as well as households; […]

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April 20, 2019

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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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Keynote speakers of our upcoming conference 25-27 October

  We are proud to present the keynote speakers of our Conference in Athens 25-27 October 2019.   Dilar Dirik Dilar Dirik is from northern Kurdistan (Turkey). She is an activist of the Kurdish women’s movement and writes on the Kurdish freedom struggle for an international audience. More specifically, she focuses her research on the […]

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March 27, 2019

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