Footprint Issue #16: Commoning as Differentiated Publicness: emerging concepts of the urban and other material realities
In the midst of the present global economic crisis that resulted as a consequence of the financial meltdown of real estate markets in the United States back in 2007, surges of civil unrest and large scale social urban movements alike have become commonplace across the globe. Either as an opposition to authoritative regimes and a demand of political representation (Arab Spring), as an outrage against draconian economic measures that directly affect living conditions of society at large (Los Indignados, Occupy Wall Street, Squares Movement, etc.), or, standing against privatization of public space (the recent uprising in Turkey) what remains undeniable is the rise of a differentiated social attitude of contestation and resistance to the prevailing politico-economic practices of late capitalism.
Particularly interesting in this are the latent possibilities of emergent forms of social…
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