Infrastructures and dependence: considerations on urban development

12 May

In this essay, I analyze urban dependence on public infrastructures in a political perspective. I discuss on crisis and vulnerability as a matter of political exclusion, and on how citizens have actet collectivelly in order to overcome these situations. At the end, I present different perspectives on the environmental crisis and their implications over the conceptualization of urban development. Continue reading

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Networked Insurgency

12 May

It seems obvious to describe Occupy Sandy as a right to the city movement. Initiated by an informed public it supplied areas lacking government protection with infrastructure, food and shelter. However, I argue that this movement is particular. These particularities consist in the construction of spaces of “insurgent citizenship” and their spread into the peripheries of New York. Continue reading