Our #otheranthrpolitics international workshop in Volos looks like it’s going to be a blast! Here’s the programme of all the talks and round tables:
MONDAY 15 APRIL
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome coffee
11:00 – 11:10 Introductory comments: Aimilia Voulvouli & Alexandros Kioupkiolis
11:10 – 11:40 Ida Susser (CUNY): Commoning in Paris and Barcelona: the challenges of transformative politics
‘Ηeteropolitics’ (ERC COG 2017 – 2020) is a research project on alternative forms of political self-organization at the grassroots and the local level, mainly. It discusses and partly compares processes of alternative politics around participatory democracy and the commons in Spain, Italy and Greece. The aim is to acquire, from different perspectives, a broad and nuanced understanding of messy, contradictory but also promising new modes of civic engagement, institutional participation and administration on the city level, examining the extent to which they can help catalyse wider processes of democratic transformation. The aims and the perspective of the research are not narrowly academic. Our intention is to gather and disseminate knowledge on democratic social transformation, civic politics and initiatives and the commons in the three countries, in the hope of boosting activities of socio-political and economic democratic change in the Mediterranean South and more broadly.
In this context, we are organising an international workshop of the project entitled #otheranthrpolitics to be held in Volos on 15th – 16th of April. The event is co-organized and hosted by the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly with the participation of researchers and volunteering and institutional activists.
Organising Committee: Aimilia Voulvouli, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Penelope Papailias, Petros Petridis, Maria Deligannidou
If you are on Facebook, you can find more information about the workshop at https://www.facebook.com/
The latest issue of the Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) has just been published online. It features contributions and reflections from several open access journal editors, peer-reviewed articles on co-sewing cafes and civic-tech as well as concrete proposals to develop the commons in employment, ‘good data’ and open communities.
You can view the latest issue’s table of contents at http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-13-open/
Alexandros Kioupkiolis will be discussing his new book entitled ‘The Common and the Counter-Hegemonic Politics‘ (which has just been published by Edinburgh University Press) on Monday, April 1 at the Department of Political Science and Communications at the University of Salerno in Italy.
For more information about the event, see Lab Communalia’s page on Facebook.
The ERC-funded research project “Property and Democratic Citizenship” led by Marianne Maeckelbergh is seeking to fill a full-time, three-year, fully-funded Postdoctoral fellowship based at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University in Belgium.
MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at Kozminski University, a leading research-driven business school in the heart of Europe, is seeking to fill one or more open rank positions in digital sociology.
Continue reading “Open rank positions in digital sociology”
Heteropolitics researchers Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Aimilia Voulvouli will be giving a talk tomorrow morning on ‘the new ecosystems of collaborative politics’ at the Scientific Symposium on Civil Society and Social & Solidarity Economy in Athens. And on Thursday, our collaborator Yannis Pechtelidis will be giving a presentation with Stelios Pantazidis on the ‘Educational Commons and Institutional reconfiguration’.
For more information (in Greek) about the symposium: https://www.eps.auth.gr/sites/default/files/Synedrio%20A%CE%A0%CE%98-%CE%95%CE%9A%CE%9A%CE%95.pdf
Here’s the transcripts of the two main sessions of the childcare colloquium ‘Crianza y Comunes: Hace falta un Poble-Sec para criar?’ (that took place on October 2018 in the neighborhood of Poble Sec in Barcelona) which readers of our blog should find of interest:
Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es) Conference
The conference will feature parallel paper presentations, keynote talks and open discussion sessions. Participation in the conference will be free of charge (but places will be limited).
We are soliciting papers contributing ethnographic accounts and understandings of collaborative economy practices and communities, and therefore contributing to the development of a multi-faceted view on sharing and caring practices. We are also keen on receiving papers focusing on the methodological aspects of studying collaborative economi(es) e.g. collaborative ethnography, participatory action research, co-design etc.