For researchers and activists interested in exploring the transformative potential of the commons, the Heteropolitics research team is organizing a two-day workshop at the Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on 17-18 October, which will be live-streamed via our periscope channel: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ynJOqarjzyKR
Update: the stream will go live at 15.15 p.m. on Saturday
Το Σάββατο 3 Οκτωβρίου στις 5 το απόγευμα, θα πραγματοποιηθεί παρουσίαση της έρευνας της Αιμιλίας Βουλβούλη σχετικά με το Ασύρματο Κοινοτικό Δίκτυο Sarantaporo.gr στην ταβέρνα “Ο Θρόνος” στο Πύθιο Ελασσόνας, ένα από τα χωριά που συμμετέχουν στο δίκτυο. Θα παρέχεται η δυνατότητα livestreaming από το κανάλι των Ετεροπολιτικών στο youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn48Vey0gZdmoKNXzHqcmBw
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.
‘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.
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.