Seminar: RECLAIMING THE CITY
Resisting evictions, demolitions, gentrification, privatisation, speculation…
- Seminar at ESF Malmö, Rosengård Värner Rydénskolan
- Thursday, Sept. 18 2008, 9:30-12:30
Neo-liberal policies, financial globalisation and global city competition heavily affect urban life and struggles. Millions of people from lower classes get pushed out of their neighbourhoods and houses. Based on an exchange of recent experiences with struggles against neo-liberal urban transformations in Istanbul, Germany, and Russia we want to discuss options for internationalised resistance.
Participants so far (Speakers and Co-organizers)
SUKRU PÜNDÜK , Sulukule platform, Istanbul is a leader of the local Roma community and organizer of cultural events.
PELIN TAN, Sulukule platform, Istanbul is an urban researcher and activist supporting the survival struggle of Sulukule.
ERDOGAN YILDIZ from Gülensu neighborhood in Istanbul is a neighbourhood organizer and activist.
TAN MORGUL is a critical journalist and activist from Istanbul.
ULUS ATAYURT is a critical journalist and activist from Istanbul.
KNUT UNGER, Habitat Netz - Witten Tenants Association, is a tenants organizer and journalist from the Ruhr district in Germany.
KARIN BAUMERT, Initiative Bethanien Berlin and others, is an urban sociologist and activist in autonomous urban struggles with roots in eastern Berlin.
CARINE CLEMENT from the “Soviets Regional Co-ordination Union of Russia” (SKS) lives in Moscow
EVGENY KOZLOV, Movement of citizens’ initiatives, Saint-Peterburg
ANDREY KONOVAL, Coordinating soviet of citizens’ actions, Izhevsk
VESNA TOMSE is a sociologist, journalist and urban activist from Zurich, partly working in St. Petersburg, Russia.
SEBASTIAN MÜLLER, INURA Rhine-Ruhr, is a retired professor for urban sociology and theory of planning from Dortmund, Germany. Currently mainly working on international financial investment in the housing market he is even an activist in close relations to the tenants associations in the Ruhr District.
CESARE OTTOLINI, Italy, is the coordinator of the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI)
Simultaneous Babel translation (probably, only 4 allowed):
English, French, Turkish, Russian