Is the Right to the City a Right or a Revolution?

Written by TRISE member Magali Fricaudet   From a catastrophist point of view, we could probably say that the unprecedented rate of urbanization that the world is currently experiencing is a realization of the more destructive tendencies of capitalism, where life is at serious stake. Indeed, urbanization seems to have no end, as the ideology […]

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City: From the Middle East to the USA

Panel discussion with the contributors to the book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City”, organized by TRISE and Black Rose Books Speakers: Federico Venturini (activist-researcher) Havin Guneser (Kurdish activist, publisher, and translator) Dan Chodorkoff (author, activist, the Institute of Social Ecology) Cities are a major cause of, but also a potential solution for, […]

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Cities of Tomorrow

  Written by TRISE member Mike Small. Originally published in Bella Caledonia   Transforming our cities could be the pathway to a Post-Covid world Sorry to bring doom to the doom but the sequence is this: public health disaster, shambolic elite failure, peak coronavirus, then the long reveal of the consequences. There’s bound to be […]

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A Critique of The Limits of Growth from a Social Ecology Perspective

Written by Emet Değirmenci Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci The Limits to Growth was commissioned by the Club of Rome and published in 1972. The cautionary message of the report (Meadows et al., 1972) was intended to signal the need for reforms that would ensure the survival of capitalism. […]

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Book Review of ‘Social Ecology and the Right to the City’

Written by Elvira Wepfer, Ph.D. [Published in 2019, the edited volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City (Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, Ines Morales) grew out of a conference two years prior, organised by TRISE. The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology is an association of Europe-based activists and intellectuals who foster, develop […]

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Introduction to Social Ecology and the Right to the City

Image courtesy of James McKay

Written by Federico Venturini, Emet Değirmenci, and Inés Morales. The following piece is the introduction to TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (Black Rose Book 2019) “We have seen the future—and it doesn’t work” – Jerome Ross, ROAR Magazine “We don’t want to manage the inferno, we want to disassemble it […]

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