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~We would like to offer our thanks to the following individuals who inspired and supported us along the way: the editors of the Transforming Capitalism series, Ian Bruff, Julie Cupples, Gemma Edwards, Laura Horn and Jacqui True, for believing in this project and putting their trust in us to pull off not one, not two, but three volumes...
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If anarchism is a spirit, it is the spirit of revolt. For those unfamiliar with the actual content of anarchism or the enabling possibilities of revolt, this statement might appear doubly negative. Just as so much of the contemporary discourse surrounding anarchism is framed by derision and a seemingly wilful confusion of what the idea represents,...
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This edited volume seeks to bring to light different forms of anarchist geographies where alternative socio-spatial constellations are being constructed along ideals of horizontality, freedom and mutual aid. For Springer (2012: 1607), anarchist geographies are ‘kaleidoscopic spatialities that allow for multiple, non-hierarchical, and protean connections between autonomous entities, wherein...
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This chapter examines the anarchist elements in Tel Aviv’s 1925 master plan, focusing in particular on its design and its realization by urban workers seeking housing solutions in the context of capitalist speculation in land and housing in the 1920–1930s. I then ask whether these anarchist elements have been maintained in Tel Aviv’s urban fabric and how these affected the...
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~In January 1933, the eighth issue of a mimeographed handwritten poetry magazine called Hokui gojūdo, or ‘Fifty Degrees North Latitude’, appeared near Kushiro, a port city located in the far eastern part of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The first poem, ‘Yoru’ (Evening), by Watanabe Shigeru (1933:...
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~APOCalypse 2012: Survival Strategies for the New Millennium was the third historic anarchist people of colour (APOC) convergence organized in North America. It took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, between July 12 and July 15. The convergence hosted roughly seventy local, national and international participants, a...
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~Anarchist practices and ideas were particularly influential in the great urban centres in Portugal, especially among the working classes, in the period between the end of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. The dissemination of anarchism in Portugal took place simultaneously with a—somewhat...
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~On June 11, 2011, three months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, approximately 20,000 people gathered in a small plaza outside Tokyo’s largest railway station to demonstrate against nuclear power. The event, which organizers dubbed ‘No Nukes Plaza’ (Genpatsu yamero hiroba), was part of a loosely coordinated series...
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~Cities are strategic sites for neo-liberal experimentation, yet, at the same time, they constitute the terrain for the emergence of well-networked social movements and urban uprisings. Since the 1990s and especially in the 2000s, in a context of increasing urbanization, neo-liberal urbanism...
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This chapter explores the spirit of revolt that was evident in Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park protests. Paying particular attention to the contested nature of space, and the question of spatial anarchy, the main aim of the chapter is to offer greater understanding as to how anarchist spaces are produced. To this end two guiding questions are addressed: First, to what extent do anarchism...
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This chapter will explore the border in transnational aesthetico-political practice and the role of art as a tactic (as well as a strategy) for intervention in the struggle against fortress Europe. It will make reference to examples of tactical media, outlining two possible themes, decolonial aesthetics and anarchist politics, within tactical media projects aimed against European frontier...
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Despite centuries of progressive resistance, the enduring structures of empire, settler colonialism, hetero-patriarchy, white supremacy and neo-liberal capitalism have proven resilient. Alternatives have been forged within different scales and spatialities—the local, the urban, the national and the global—yet these structures of domination persist and in...
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aesthetico-political dissent, 210–13;
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~Yael Allweil is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel. She completed her PhD in architecture history at UC Berkeley, exploring nationalism in Israel–Palestine as a regime of housing. Her research agenda explores the history of housing in...
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