URBAN COMMONS AND CITIZEN-LED POLITICS AT THE CITY LEVEL: A PLACE FOR CONVERGENCE? (ENG)
This side event is a combined proposal by representatives of the European Commons Assembly (ECA) and the organizers of Transeuropa Festival, which will take place in Madrid end of October (25th to 29th) 2017. The conveners are currently planning a collaboration in that context and invite you to be active part of framing and debating on the multiple relationships between urban commons, innovations and citizens’ protagonism on city level. What examples do we witness in urban contexts around Europe that should be part of such an open exchange in Madrid? Which cities have transformed politics to re-invent and to re-enact democracy from below, experiencing concrete projects able to inspire new ways of social cooperation around commons, thus also preventing the threat of far-right growth? What are the problems and successes of these initiatives, which tools and strategies have been developed in response, and what do they teach us about supporting and scaling commons?
We want to invite everyone interested at this side-event as a moment of a process in which, starting from Fearless Cities meeting, the Madrid event could be one of the next steps in exchanging, discussing, socializing and wide-spreading real alternatives to current “state of affairs” in Europe.
With Stacco Troncoso, Ana Méndez de Andés, Giuseppe Caccia, Marcelo Exposito, Daphne Büllesbach