WORKSHOP, URBAN ACTIVISM Crises regimes and emerging social movements in cities of Southern Europe. Athens. 7.-9.2.2013

Crisis regimes and emerging social movements in cities of Southern Europe


Athens 7. – 9. February 2013

An international workshop titled “Crisis regimes and emerging urban social movements in cities of Southern Europe” will take place in Athens from 7th to 9th February 2013. The workshop is organized by Encounter Athens, INURA Athens and the Public Policies and Government Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. It is supported by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the National Technical University of Athens and it is funded by the Antipode Foundation.

The intention of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for exchanging experiences concerning the impacts of the current crisis in Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cities and explore alternatives for radical action.

Activists and scholars from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain who are involved in social movements in their cities or who conduct relevant research have been invited to present their experiences about crisis in the cities of Southern Europe along three workshop themes: a) ultra-neoliberal urban development projects, b) housing in crisis and c) the local as a reference for new mobilizations, solidarity networks and actions. The workshop will also include presentations and discussions about the crisis regimes in South European countries and fieldtrips in Athens. Moreover, Margit Mayer, professor at the Free University of Berlin, and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, professor at the University of Coibra and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will reflect on the workshop’s topics.

Activists, scholars and other interested individuals or groups are welcomed to join the workshop and contribute to the discussions with their experience and comments. If willing to attend, please fill the attached registration form and send it to: encounterathens.mail.

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Looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

The organizers:
Encounter Athens
INURA Athens
Public Policies and Government Institute of the AUB