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State of Concept Athens is the first non-profit institution with a permanent location and a yearly programme, to operate in Greece. Founded in 2013 …

Friendship is a root of freedom

To become what we need to each other, and to find power in friendship, is to become dangerous.<p>–anonymous [1]<p>I have a circle of friends and family …

The Predator and the Jokester

Al Franken has said he’ll resign. If so, he will be gone from the Senate not because he was a vicious predator but because there was a bad chemical …

'We Are the Future Cunt': CyberFeminism in the 90s

The CyberFeminists were a group of angry and hilarious techno-utopian thinkers who emerged in the early 90s, and saw technology as a way to dissolve sex and gender divisions.<p><b>CyberFeminism \\ˈsī-bərˈfe-mə-ni-zəm \\ :</b> A wave of thought, criticism, and art that emerged in the early 1990s, galvanizing …

The Consent of the (Un)governed

<i>Laurie Penny | Longreads | December 2017 | 15 minutes (3,881 words)</i>And when you’re a star, they let you do it.<br>You can do anything… Grab ’em by the …

Fran Ilich: Aridoamérica Winter Plan

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Baldwin back on SNL as Trump in a 'Christmas Carol' sketch

SNL skewered the news that former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of the federal probe into …

Kellyanne Conway

Deterritorial Investigations

At a crucial turn in William Gibson’s <i>Neuromancer</i>, we’re introduced the Panther Moderns – a guerrilla subculture in a world where subcultures flicker …

MUSEUM OF NONHUMANITY

A new temporary museum is to open in Helsinki in September. The museum will present the history of the distinction between humans and other animals, …

Helsinki

Spain’s democratic spring: how the movements stood for mayor – and won

Ada Colau, the new mayor of Barcelona, on a ‘stop evictions’ protest.Imagine the Occupy movement stood for election in London and won – or that …

London rent v the rest of the world

As it's recently been revealed that Hungary has been bribing its young expats with hundreds of pounds just to come home, it can feel like we get a bit of a rough deal here in the UK capital. In fact, if you're young and living in London, it's likely that your quality of life has plunged to new …

Housing

‘You Really Do Not See a Plant Until You Draw it’ – Botanical Wall Charts at the Academic Heritage Foundation

Botanische Wandtafeln – Leopold Kny [1874-1911] Stichting Academisch Erfgoed has gathered a massive collection of botanical wall charts that were …

Microscopy

Barcelona's anti-poverty crusader leads race to be city's next mayor

Ada Colau’s campaigning citizen platform, Barcelona en Comú, may be Spain’s brightest hope for overcoming inequality and corruption<p>As one of the founders of the Mortgage Victims’ Platform, Ada Colau has spent the past six years battling the most visible scars of Spain’s economic crisis, from …

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The Violence of Participation: Spatial Practices Beyond Models of Consensus (Markus Miessen)

The Violence of Participation: Spatial Practices Beyond Models of Consensus<br>Markus Miessen<p>The disappearance of class identities and the end of the …

Sex and the City

Space-Run Artists: Art Activism and Urban Conflict in Contemporary Barcelona (Jeffrey Swartz)

Space-Run Artists: Art Activism and Urban Conflict in Contemporary Barcelona<br>Jeffrey Swartz<p>In late 2006, members of the La Makabra circus, expelled …

Urbanism

On Art and Gentrification

With all the buzz over the last few years regarding Detroit as an emerging artist’s mecca, the question of the role of art in the process of …

Australia has some brilliant arts minds – it's time we backed them

Working in the arts is a risky, uncomfortable business, but it’s intrinsic to a forward-looking society. We need to start recognising brilliance in the making<p>The performing arts, and most particularly theatre and music – especially popular music – are our most immediate expressions of what it is …

Who needs a Lear Jet anyway! All the super-rich really want is to eat beans on toast and the chance to travel by BUS

They might own vast chateaux, private jets galore and ocean-going super-yachts but all billionaires really want is to be normal.<p>Jacques Peretti, the …

Airasia

The long, painful and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore

By Emily Badger<p>, Reporter<p>Before there was a funeral and protest, then violence, curfews and canceled ballgames in Baltimore this week, there were other chapters in the life of this city that must be remembered.<p>Just a few years ago, Wells Fargo agreed to pay millions of dollars to Baltimore and its …

Creative Cities

Managing chaos not cleaning up mess<p>Melanie Dodd<p>One of the most disturbing aspects of dialogues about sustainability (particularly in the field of …

Creativity

Critical Practice Chelsea

We are working towards a publication of:<p>Market Day<p>This bustling pop-up market featured artists, designers, publishers, civil-society groups, …

The Alternative is at Hand

<i>Working within the black radical tradition,</i> <b>Fred Moten</b><i> and</i> <b>Stefano Harney</b><i> frame a rethink of concepts such as policy and planning, critique and study,</i> …

Travel (South Africa)

Understanding Podemos (3/3): ‘Commonsense’ policy - Left Flank

Anti-eviction activists occupy Madrid bank branch in early 2013<p><b>This is the third part of Left Flank’s series exploring the rise of Podemos. [i] The</b> …

Europe

Tariq Ali & Luke Stobart: Podemos, crisis & movements

Alexis Tsipras & Pablo Iglesias at a Syriza election rallyWithin a year of its creation, Podemos became the main opposition party in Spain. Analyses …

Europe

Understanding Podemos (1/3): 15-M & counter-politics - Left Flank

At the Podemos citizens’ assembly last month<p>What Podemos’s present success reveals is the breakdown, the crisis or the collapse (choose the term you …

Understanding Podemos (2/3): Radical populism - Left Flank

<i>La Tuerka</i>: Monedero, Iglesias, Errejón<p><b>The</b> <b>first part</b> <b>of Left Flank’s series exploring the rise of Podemos looked at the positive incorporation in the</b> …

Guernica

June 15, 2018<p>The author of "Tinderbox" on the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire, which until the Orlando shooting was the worst mass killing …

Austerity Economics Is Like a Kick in the Groin

Original image by Tom of Finland.<p>The ball, his groin—it works on so many levels! <br>—<i>Homer Simpson</i><p>It is hard to believe that Ronald Reagan’s nomination …

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