First international Heteropolitics workshop in Torino on the commons and alternative politics in Italy, 10-12 July 2018

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

Indicative Case Studies

The anthropological methodology of fieldwork and participant observation, which will be deployed in the case studies of the project, is more appropriate for in-depth, qualitative research which intends to capture local meanings and practices of community organization that diverge from the mainstream and from accumulated knowledge. Heteropolitics’ ethnographic work begins, thus, with situated listening, watching and learning:

1. Barcelona en Comú
2. Napoli-Città Bene Comune


4. Sardex

5. Cooperativa Integral Catalana- Sistema Publico Cooperativo

6. Cooperative Housing-Switzerland