In 10-12 July 2018, the first scheduled workshop of Heteropolitics took place at the University of Torino, consisting of the main research team of the project (A. Vesco, M. Zechner, A.Voulvouli, A. Kioupkiolis) and six participants, who are researchers, academics and activists.
The workshop discussed mainly contemporary social movements and civic politics in Italy, as well as the relationship between law, politics and the promotion of the commons in the Italian context.
Heteropolitics Seminar program Turin July 2018
Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Antonio Vesco from Heteropolitics research group participated last week in the Commons & Cities workshop at Teatro dell’Asilo in Naples.
Υοu can download the workshop programme here.
You can download the Heteropolitics International Workshop Proceedings released under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
The event will be fully livestreamed!
Links bellow will be live at 11.30 am EEST on the 13th of September:
DAY 1 , 7 MAY 2017
1st session: 3.00pm-4.30 pm
Introduction to the key ideas, objectives and methods of the Heteropolitics project
by Alexandros Kioupkiolis
Presentation followed by discussion
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The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS), Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences at the University of Twente is hiring two PhDs in Science and Technology Studies (STS) to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizza as Principal Investigator. The positions are fully-funded, full-time, and require commitment to the project’s goals.
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COMMONING THE CITY
COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES FROM ISTANBUL AND BEYOND
Güldem Baykal Büyüksaraç & Derya Özkan (eds.)
This edited volume has its roots in Spaces in Common, a seminar series realized in Istanbul in the Spring of 2016, where a group of academics and activists were invited to think together about forms of urban living created through acts of commoning –spaces imagined and lived as urban commons, belonging to no one and everyone.
The proposed collection of papers similarly aims to reflect upon urban inhabitants’ commoning practices that produce and reproduce life in the city for the sake of cultivating a new ethos to sustain livelihoods and affirm communal instincts beyond motivations of profit, competition, and wealth spared for individual well-being at the expense of others. These practices develop a culture of commoning that helps imagine a city marked by alternative socio-spatial relations and practices. Such imagery is possible only with active and creative urban inhabitants immersed in cultures of commoning through their quotidian practices, be they work, reproductive labor, or leisure and festivity. It is these practices that make our spaces in common despite (and in the midst of) capitalist social relationships. We embrace the concept of urban commons as it allows us to think beyond the public-private and state-market dichotomies that are the building blocks of capitalist social formations.
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