Street Art from Marseille

Municipalism and culture: A cross fertilization for and with the people and the city. Elisabeth Dau

Introductory speech. Open Eyes Economy Summit – Krakow – 20th of November 2018 Elisabeth Dau | Mouvement Utopia & Member of the CommonsPolis Socio-Scientific Council   I extend my warmest thanks to the Open Eyes Economy Summit, Igor Stokfiszewski and the European Cultural Foundation for having invited me to be part of this Summit and…

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Attitudes and Innovative Approaches to urban insecurity. Arnaud Blin

Arnaud Blin, is a historian and political scientist, specialist in matters of governance and terrorism. Currently, in association with CommonsPolis, it contributes to generate reflections and proposals on a municipalist approach to security problems.   Political theorists who have delved into security related question can be divided into two distinct groups. On one side, in…

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The political cycle in the state: limits and potentialities of the institutional assault. EMO

Sinthesis of the Open Meeting of Encuentro abierto of the Municipalist School of Autumn.La Coruna, 16-17 November 2018. (ES) Presentation: Celtia Traviesas (Asociación M) Participantes: José Mejías (Ganemos Jeréz) Sabela Pérez (Marea Atlántica), Enric Bárcena (Barcelona en Comú), Martiño Xosé Vázquez (Ourense en Común), Laura Arroyo (Reacciona Talaveruela). Introduction Quasiment quatre ans après l’assaut institutionnel…

Messina: Municipalism beyond the Municipio.

The fundamental change in the relationship between grassroots movements and public administration is the centrepiece of new municipalism. How should be the complex relationship between institutions and movements? An article by Federico Alagna published in Political Critique in October 2018. (In English). Federico Alagna is a Cambiamo Messina dal Basso activist and former Deputy Mayor…

The right for decent housing, driving force of civic and municipalist struggles in Marseille. Alima El Bajnouni

Alima El Bajnouni is a jurist and manager at “Un centre ville pour tous” (An urban center for all), an association in Marseille devoted to the right for everybody to live in the city center with decent housing conditions, regardless of social condition, and for collective action toward government authorities. Alima is a member of…

The militiaman who wrote love letters. Sandra Navarro

In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of the performance called “36 characters”, Sandra Navarro, Spanish actress and choreographer , shares some of her thoughts with CommonsPolis. Las cintas son el hilo conductor de la nueva obra que presento en Barcelona a mediado de diciembre. Se refieren a grabaciones que hice a mi abuelo. Ellas son…

Municipality is ours!

Transition Pact

The Transition Pact is a tool aimed at promoting and organizing citizen participation to enable change in all municipalities, by encouraging a dialogue between citizens and elected officials as part of the campaigns for the 2020 municipal elections. The Transition Pact is both: A list of 3 principles and 32 concrete measures applicable at the…

New Municipalism, New Culture, New Democracy. Igor Stokfiszewski

Igor Stokfiszewski is a researcher, activist, journalist and artist. He was a participant and initiator of social theatre, community theatre and politically engaged art activities. Author of the book Zwrot polityczny [Political Turn](2009), editor of the e-book Culture and Development: Beyond Neoliberal Reason (2017) and co-editor of Build the City: Perspectives on Commons and Culture…