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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Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece

  Written by Theodoros Karyotis   The urban space is the epicentre of social antagonism. At any historical moment, it represents a crystallisation of power relations. While political and economic powers incessantly reform it to better isolate, control and exploit its inhabitants, the latter inevitably seek empowerment through collective mobilisation. After all, this is the […]

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City – Review

Written by Eeva Berglund and originally published on her blog. COVID changes everything Before COVID19 became a pandemic, I proposed to the Finnish Journal of Urban Studies, the only professional publication in Finland dedicated to urban research and spatial planning, that I write a review for them (in Finnish) of this book. I’m working on it. Here, […]

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

  Written by 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 of […]

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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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