Increasingly under neoliberal attack the urban public spaces become simultaneously the terrain of violent conflicts, the loci of urban movements, and testing grounds of critical political models. The notion and spatial materialisation of the commons, often springing from urban movements and public spaces, is perceived as a defense towards the neoliberal enclosures, as a creative power that shapes our reality and future possibilities and as embodiment of critical democracy. We are examining the idea of the commons, their contemporary relevance as spatial practices and the relation between the commons and public space. The event opens with a talk by Stavros Stavrides and is followed by a film screening by Orsalia Dimitriou.
Friday 22 May 2015 18:00 – 20:00 LVMH Lecture Theatre Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA
Funded by Restless Futures
Organized by Orsalia Dimitriou
Poster Design by Niels Braun
We are also happy to announce that the event has been mentioned in the Guardian.