Heteropolitics international workshop in Volos on April 15-16

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:


Morning Session

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

11:40 – 12:00 Discussion

12:00 -12:30 Round Table

  • Antonio Vesco (AUTH): Circuits and short circuits of law: The political dispute around the construction of legal instruments for the application of the commons in Italy
  • Manuela Zechner (AUTH): Childcare commons beyond the private-public binary: it takes a Poble-Sec to raise a child
  • Hara Kouki (University of Durham, Hellenic Open University, Open Lab Athens): From Claims-based Protests to Solidarity Initiatives: Tracing Transformations of Collective Action in Athens, 2010-2017

12:30 – 13:00 Discussion

Afternoon Session

16:00 -16:30 Vassilis Bellis (Development Agency of Karditsa): The Collaborative Ecosystem of Karditsa

16:30 – 17:00 Kaiti Velessiotou (Women’s Centre of Karditsa): Application of an out of settlement pilot action for Roma Women by the Women’s Centre of Karditsa

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee break

18:00 – 18:20 Round Table

  • Yeoryios Stamboulis (University of Thessaly): Commons or Clubs? Ideas from the world of knowledge
  • Alexandros Papageorgiou (University of Thessaly): Knowledge brokers in cooperative networks: becoming actors in the production of hope

18:20 – 19:00 Discussion


Morning Session

11:00 – 11:30 Valeria Siniscalchi (EHESS): Mobilisations, activism and economic alternatives

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion

12:00 – 12:30 Roundtable

  • Helen Panagiotpoulos (CUNY): Money as Unifying? Spheres of Exchange in the Single Currency
  • Alexandros Kioupkiolis (AUTH) and Paolo Dini (LSE): The alter-politics of complementary currencies: The case of Sardex
  • Stefani Giaka (University of Thessaly): Commons and collective action: deliberating over two ongoing case studies in Greece

12:30 – 13:00 Discussion

Afternoon Session

16:00 – 16:30 Vassilis Chryssos (Sarantaporo.gr): Sarantaporo.gr: a community aspect of wireless networking technology

16:30 – 17:00 Discussion

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:00 Roundtable

  • Aimilia Voulvouli (AUTH): Tying the node: community – politics and their connection gifts
  • George Dafermos (AUTH): Digital Commons and Peer Production: Exploring their transformative potential
  • Paschalis Arvanitidis (University of Thessaly): ‘The commons’ as an institution: the perspective of the Original Institutional Economics

18:00 – 18:30 Discussion

18:30 – 19:00 Closing Discussion

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