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 […]Read More Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini
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 […]Read More Reconceptualising the Right to the City and Spatial Justice Through Social Ecology
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 […]Read More Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece
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, […]Read More Social Ecology and the Right to the City – Review
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 […]Read More Is the Right to the City a Right or a Revolution?
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, […]Read More Social Ecology and the Right to the City: From the Middle East to the USA