Commons and Cities

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Date de début 2017/11/17
Date de fin 2017/11/19
Action du type Rencontre internationale
Organisateur de l'événement
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Fait partie de Expérience italienne des communs urbains

Médias produits lors de cet événement


17 November 2017 Scugnizzo Liberato Salita Pontecorvo n.46

  • 16:00 Welcome
  • 18:00 Public debate : Americas, Mediterraneo, Middle East. Global struggles and democracy.

With: Ciudad Futura”- Rosario (Argentina) , “Cooperation Jackson” – Jackson (Missisipi-USA); “Rappresentanti dal Rojava” (Siria-Kurdistan and Michael Hardt .

  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Live Concert : Willi's Balkan Travel Agency / Stoc&Patan Orchestra

18 November 2017 : L'Asilo Vico Maffei n.4

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 11:15 Commons in the age of crisis: mutualism and culture
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Emerging Commons: self-government and new institutions
  • 13:30 - 15:15 Lunch

Parallel sessions

  • 15:30 - 17:30
    • Commons vs Austerity
    • Commons vs Rental Economy
  • 17:45 - 19:45
    • Right to the City
    • Cities, walls and freedom of movement
  • Free night

19 Novembre 2017 @l'Asilo Vico Maffei n.4

  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:45 Roundtable. Commons: constructions for use.
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Final Assembly: The challenge of the cities. Commons and social rights against austerity
  • 14:15 Lunch and greetings 👋

A challenge from the cities: common goods, social rights, dignity!

Evey day the crisis of capitalism shows its brutality: war, xenophobia, fascism, fear death, social and environmental devastation, selfish individualism and poverty. Despite that, at different latitudes of the planet resistant communities, singular experiences of fights, autonomous and mutualism arise.

From the southeast mountains of Mexico to European cities, each with its own practices to contrast social barbarity, each assembling its own small piece in a global clash, articulated on different grounds: earth and its products, knowledge and wealth's distribution. These fragmented struggles need to build mutual knowledge, common strategies and connect their experiences in order to put together all these small pieces towards a different society.

During the last years in the city on Naples the connection between the experiences of reclaiming public space and the production of juridical and political tools concerning commons gave birth to an open space for experimentation, self-organization, association, mutualism and culture. Together they helped to protect the public heritage from private speculation and showed an alternative model of elaboration of civic and collective use statutes switching the right to the city from a merely defensive to an offensive stance. In recent years we’ve been in contact with many different cities and groups experimenting radical democracy through progressive political program around the concept of commons and courageous and innovative practices. We call on all of them to participate and facilitate a three day meeting of debates, workshops and assemblies that, organized in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels, we will host in Naples's liberated spaces from the 17th to the 19th of November 2017.

Through sharing experiences and experimentation concerning urban commons in our city, we want to build a space of discussion, exchange and development of common practices concerning some crucial topics surrounding the ongoing challenge against international and European neo-liberalism: education, jobs and social rights, war and immigration, austerity, debt and privatization of the public space.

The emerging Common goods and the urban grassroots movements of Naples; l'Asilo, Ex OPG Occupato - Je so' pazzo, Giardino Liberato Di Materdei, Lido Pola, Scugnizzo Liberato, Santa Fede Liberata, Villa Medusa - Casa del Popolo, Zero81 - Laboratorio di mutuo soccorso, CAP 80126 - Centro Autogestito Piperno, Ex Scuola Schipa Occupata