Occupation-based urban practices such as squatted social centres have long been associated with political processes of resistance to capitalist dynamics and with the constitution of prefigurative alternative urban relations (Vasudevan, 2011; 2015). The spatial appropriation of disused buildings and their transformation into spaces of public and collective use have been studied in the context of the radical political landscape of ‘autonomous geographies’ in cities across Europe (Montagna, 2006; Ruggiero, 2000; Squatting Europe Kollective, 2013) and in the UK (Hodkinson and Chatterton, 2006). While autonomous urban spaces are at times imagined and represented as ‘liberated enclaves surrounded by a hostile capitalist environment’ (Stavrides, 2014, p. 547), equating autonomy to distinct spaces ‘defined by their exteriority to the rest of the city-society’ (ibid.), authors concerned with the transformative power of reclaimed urban spaces as ‘urban commons’ (Eizenberg, 2012; Newman, 2013) have increasingly paid attention to the politics of interaction of those spaces and practices with the wider city (Stavrides, 2014).

‘Where’s the trick?’: Practices of commoning across a reclaimed shop front / Ferreri, M. (ROUTLEDGE RESEARCH IN PLACE, SPACE AND POLITICS). - In: Space, Power and the Commons: The Struggle for Alternative Futures / Kirwan S., Dawney L., Brigstocke J.. - STAMPA. - London : Routledge, 2016. - ISBN 9781317553649. - pp. 113-130 [10.4324/9781315731995]

‘Where’s the trick?’: Practices of commoning across a reclaimed shop front

Ferreri M.
2016

Abstract

Occupation-based urban practices such as squatted social centres have long been associated with political processes of resistance to capitalist dynamics and with the constitution of prefigurative alternative urban relations (Vasudevan, 2011; 2015). The spatial appropriation of disused buildings and their transformation into spaces of public and collective use have been studied in the context of the radical political landscape of ‘autonomous geographies’ in cities across Europe (Montagna, 2006; Ruggiero, 2000; Squatting Europe Kollective, 2013) and in the UK (Hodkinson and Chatterton, 2006). While autonomous urban spaces are at times imagined and represented as ‘liberated enclaves surrounded by a hostile capitalist environment’ (Stavrides, 2014, p. 547), equating autonomy to distinct spaces ‘defined by their exteriority to the rest of the city-society’ (ibid.), authors concerned with the transformative power of reclaimed urban spaces as ‘urban commons’ (Eizenberg, 2012; Newman, 2013) have increasingly paid attention to the politics of interaction of those spaces and practices with the wider city (Stavrides, 2014).
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