They may block delegations, but they will not stop the spring

An interview with Federico Venturini, one of the members of the International Delegation for Peace and Freedom blocked in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday 12 of June, conducted by Selva Varengo for INTERSEZIONALE The following is an interview with Federico Venturini, researcher at the University of Udine and member of the International Peace Delegation in İmrali, […]

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Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini

This interview has been sponsored and published by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Federico Venturini, associate researcher at the University of Udine, about a recently published book he has co-edited entitled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities,” published by Black Rose Books. Topics […]

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Reconceptualising the Right to the City and Spatial Justice Through Social Ecology

  Written by Federico Venturini   Introduction: Critically Exploring the Right to the City The aim of this work is to discuss the right to the city, spatial justice and social ecology in order to create new tools and understandings at the service of urban social movements aiming towards ecological and democratic cities.1 This work […]

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Social movements’ powerlessness at the time of covid-19: A Personal Account

  Written by TRISE member Federico Venturini This is a story about my experience as activist-researcher during the covid-19 crisis in Udine, a small city in the North-East of Italy (1). This is not a happy story of actions and results but a narrative of frustration and impotence feelings. At the end of February Italy […]

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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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Your Freedom and Mine: Preface

  Written by Federico Venturini. The article below has been originally published as a preface in the book Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey Your Freedom and Mine began with the idea of shining a brighter light on the work of the EUTCC International İmralı Peace Delegations. Given […]

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August 9, 2018

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Review of “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”

  In Anarchist Studies (Vol. 25 Nr. 1, March 2017) Eleanor Finley and TRISE member Federico Venturini offer some critical remarks on Janet Biehls “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”. Republished here with the authors permission.   In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the work of leftist political philosopher Murray Bookchin. Given these […]

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A critical perspective on social ecology and urban crises: learning about, with and from urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Spring, TRISE member Federico Venturini completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds.  Federico’s dissertation offers an in-depth study of radical urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and explores the lessons of these movements through the lens of social ecology. Here’s the abstract: We are currently facing incredible challenges […]

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Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation

  On February 15-16, four TRISE members traveled to Istanbul to participate in a ten-member peace delegation. Our purpose was to attempt to restart the peace talks concerning the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, which had been suspended since the spring of 2015, by meeting with members of the Turkish state and with Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned on Imrali Island […]

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