Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Tag Archives: Rights to the City

Jeudi-Noir Squat at 22 Avenue Matignon: Eviction

It is with sadness that I have to report on the imminent expulsion of Jeudi-Noir squatters in Paris. A tribunal of the 8th arrondissement has ordered the eviction of the … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Liebig 14: Eviction

Naja. I feel really guilty not to have posted earlier on the eviction of residents living in the Liebig 14 alternative housing project in Berlin-Friedrichshain. They were evicted on the … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jeudi Noir Update: New Squat on the Avenue Matignon

When I last posted on Jeudi-Noir in the fall, activists from the organization had just been evicted from the “La Marquise” squat on the Rue de Birague and next to … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Producing the Urban Commons

This may be of interest to some. It is a CFP for a session that I’m co-organizing with Colin McFarlane and Gordon MacLeod for the International Critical Geography Conference in … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gängeviertel Event (Nov. 25): „Wir gestalten die Stadt, in der wir leben wollen – aber wie?“

This looks fantastic. Wish I could be there as I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘self-organization’ and ‘autonomy’ (and perhaps ‘antagonism’ as well) and to what extent they remain key … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Gängeviertel in Hamburg: One-Year Anniversary

I’ve just returned from a trip to Hamburg where I was conducting some research in the archives of the Hamburg Instiut für Sozialforschung. The archive contains a wealth of information … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Droit à la ville: Squatting in Paris

I just returned from a field trip to Paris. We take third-year students for a week to the city with a view to analyzing the various economic, social, cultural and … Continue reading

November 14, 2009 · 2 Comments