protest & critical space

15 O_occupy Madrid

watch more videos of 15O_Madrid [1> 15 October protests_Occupy Madrid by Urbano 2011] [2> Media covering 15 O protests in Rome by Mauro Magnani]

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15 O_occupy Madrid

watch more videos of 15O_Madrid [1> 15 October protests_Occupy Madrid by Urbano 2011] [2> Media covering 15 O protests in Rome by Mauro Magnani]

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5 plastic women

Men among a protesting crowd carry five female mannequins. They are the most visible women representation among the protesters. Because even during the Arab Spring protests extended to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, public space is also segregated by gender. Citizens

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5 plastic women

Men among a protesting crowd carry five female mannequins. They are the most visible women representation among the protesters. Because even during the Arab Spring protests extended to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, public space is also segregated by gender. Citizens

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new york indignados

Global is the power of economy, and so are spreading the protests against its tyranny. The Funambulist posted today about the protest camp settled in Downtown Manhattan. In the same line with the protests of the 15-M movement of Spanish

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new york indignados

Global is the power of economy, and so are spreading the protests against its tyranny. The Funambulist posted today about the protest camp settled in Downtown Manhattan. In the same line with the protests of the 15-M movement of Spanish

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Travellers

Dale Farm is a territory of contradiction, where a legal border divides a community. Two adjoining sites, 30-min-train away from London, used to be scrapyards that were turned into living quarters. The first estate was self-established as a nomad settlement

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Travellers

Dale Farm is a territory of contradiction, where a legal border divides a community. Two adjoining sites, 30-min-train away from London, used to be scrapyards that were turned into living quarters. The first estate was self-established as a nomad settlement

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NO projection above the pope

…When protests throw a light and escape control… A project by Santiago Sierra and Julius von Bismarck (+ Fulgurator) as part of the NO, Global Tour during the Pope’s visit to Madrid, August 2011. thanks, anastasia!

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NO projection above the pope

…When protests throw a light and escape control… A project by Santiago Sierra and Julius von Bismarck (+ Fulgurator) as part of the NO, Global Tour during the Pope’s visit to Madrid, August 2011. thanks, anastasia!

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cars on fire

After two intense weeks of cars being set on fire at night in the streets of Berlin, yesterday was calm again. Since January 2011 more than 530 cars have burnt, but the pyromaniac series has been going on for 4

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cars on fire

After two intense weeks of cars being set on fire at night in the streets of Berlin, yesterday was calm again. Since January 2011 more than 530 cars have burnt, but the pyromaniac series has been going on for 4

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collision in public space, a chronology

When appropriation of public space happens, it happens at two levels. Protesters reclaim a physical site, but at the same time they appropriate a symbol of political identity. The outbreak of rioting or violence always shows civil unrest amongst certain

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collision in public space, a chronology

When appropriation of public space happens, it happens at two levels. Protesters reclaim a physical site, but at the same time they appropriate a symbol of political identity. The outbreak of rioting or violence always shows civil unrest amongst certain

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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Stop Evictions flash mobs

Yesterday, and for the 8th time, around 50 activists managed to stop another eviction for loan non-payment since 15-May Spanish protests began. Only in Madrid, 2,532 families were evicted during the first quarter 2011. The victims of the mortgage crisis

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Stop Evictions flash mobs

Yesterday, and for the 8th time, around 50 activists managed to stop another eviction for loan non-payment since 15-May Spanish protests began. Only in Madrid, 2,532 families were evicted during the first quarter 2011. The victims of the mortgage crisis

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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The Purple Shall Govern

During Anti-Apartheid riots in Cape Town, South Africa 1989, water mixed with colour dye was shot at the protesters; from then on, the Purple Rain would be associated with a whole strategy to fight urban rioters. This weapon initiated a

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The Purple Shall Govern

During Anti-Apartheid riots in Cape Town, South Africa 1989, water mixed with colour dye was shot at the protesters; from then on, the Purple Rain would be associated with a whole strategy to fight urban rioters. This weapon initiated a

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Pyongyang in the shadow

The irony of Pyongyang_A Journey in North Korea already starts with the title of this graphic novel, based on author Guy Delisle’s stay in Pyongyang. Working as a cartoonist supervisor for a French animation company outsourcing their most tedious drawing

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Pyongyang in the shadow

The irony of Pyongyang_A Journey in North Korea already starts with the title of this graphic novel, based on author Guy Delisle’s stay in Pyongyang. Working as a cartoonist supervisor for a French animation company outsourcing their most tedious drawing

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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interrupted dreams

What if local farmers decide that their own home is more valuable than the expansion of a whole airport? What if they refuse to accept millionaire compensations for their expropriated piece of land? Then, their deep attachment to the ground

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interrupted dreams

What if local farmers decide that their own home is more valuable than the expansion of a whole airport? What if they refuse to accept millionaire compensations for their expropriated piece of land? Then, their deep attachment to the ground

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the golden calf

Depending on the order in which information is displayed, one could think that the recently raised 33rd largest statue of the world in the Polish town of Swiebodzin, could actually be a series about how it is being toppled. Or

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the golden calf

Depending on the order in which information is displayed, one could think that the recently raised 33rd largest statue of the world in the Polish town of Swiebodzin, could actually be a series about how it is being toppled. Or

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