Following up on our last post, here’s the video from the second day of the #otheranthropolitics workshop co-organized by Heteropolitics and the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly in Volos on April 16, 2019.
Here’s the video footage from the first day of the #otheranthropolitics workshop co-organized by Heteropolitics and the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly in Volos on April 15, 2019.
The video includes the following presentations:
Heteropolitics researchers Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Aimilia Voulvouli will be speaking at the Social & Solidarity Economy (SSE) Conference on the “Modern Telecom Infrastructures by Citizens for Citizens” organized by the Greek Open University and Sarantaporo.gr in Larissa on May 11, 2019. Here’s more information (in Greek) about the event: https://www.eap.gr/el/anakoinvseis-ekdilwseis/sunedria-ekdilwseis/ekdiilwseis-tou-eap-fwtografiko-arxeio/7490-imerida-k-al-o-tou-eap-sti-larisa-me-thema-sygxrones-tilepikoinoniakes-ypodomes-apo-polites-gia-polites
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/
Here’s our report on the commons in Naples, which readers of this blog should find of interest. It is based on our fieldwork in Ex Asilo Filangieri, a self-managed cultural space in the historic centre of the city.
From the introduction of the report:
In Naples, the fieldwork of Heteropolitics is focused on Ex Asilo Filangieri, a self-managed cultural space in the historic centre of the city. In this space, cultural activities are consciously organized as commons. Τhere is also an intense concern with the internal political self-administration of the space, the relationships with the municipality and the city at large, as well as an endeavor to experiment with alternative democratic politics in ways which could resonate with citizens, cities and communities more widely. Civic and cultural praxis in ‘L’Asilo’, as it is called by participants, pivots around a) collaborative artistic creation and experimentation; b) egalitarian democratic self-management; c) self-legislation through the production of an internal regulation that was finally ratified by the municipality after a long struggle; d) the making of a different community and politics informed by openness, plurality, horizontality, non-violence and non-domination, consensus, collaboration, and experimentation; e) the negotiation of a different relationship with the municipality characterized by both collaboration, struggle, conditional municipal support and autonomous self-organization of the community in l’Asilo.
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.
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