Radical Urban Transformation: Global South meets Global North

Programme

09:30–10:00 Registration and arrival of participants

10:15–11:20 Panel 1

COMMONS-BASED ECONOMIES, THE CONSTRUCTION OF ALTERNATIVES AGAINST NEOLIBERALISM

  • Community currencies and inclusive credit in Kenya (Ruth Mwangi)
  • The 15th Garden: A movement for Food Sovereignty in Syria in times of war (Ansar Jasim)
  • Alternatives to oligopolistic modernization: The popular market of San Roque in Quito, Ecuador (Ana Rodríguez) 

Moderation: Nadja Charaby, former director of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Southeast Asia

11:45–12:30 Panel 2

STRUGGLES AGAINST DISPOSSESSION: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE STATE

  • Frente de Resistência Urbana: Experiences of radical urban transformation for sustainability and de-patriarchalization in Brasil's popular communes (Isabella Gonçalves Miranda)
  • Commoning for self-determination: rising black communities in Detroit, Birmingham and Jackson (Elandria Williams and Mabrouka M'Barek)
  • What do we build in Makoko? Solidarity, struggles and visions of social change in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria (Isaac 'Asume' Osuoka)

Moderation: Ivonne Yánez, Acción Ecológica, Ecuador

12:30–13:00 Coffee break with catering

13:00–14:00 Book presentation ALTERNATIVES IN A WORLD OF CRISIS 

  • Miriam Lang, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and co-editor of the book
  • Jaime Palomera, La Hidra Cooperativa, Barcelona

14:00–14:45 Lunch break with catering

14:45–16:45 Round table

RADICAL URBAN TRANSFORMATION: GLOBAL SOUTH MEETS GLOBAL NORTH

  • Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh Non Profit Organization, New Delhi, India
  • Mary Ann Manahan, RIGHTS-Network/World March of Women, Philippines
  • David Fig, University of Cape Town and Transnational Institute, South Africa
  • Joana García Grenzner, feminista, periodista e investigadora experta en género, Barcelona
  • Laia Forné, Asesora de la Regiduría de Participación en el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
  • Mónica Vargas Collazos, researcher at The Transnational Institute (TNI)'s Corporate Power project and former member of the "Debt Observatory in Globalisation (ODG)"

Moderation: Iolanda Fresnillo, Ekona cooperative


Location: La Lleialtat Santsenca (C/d'Olzinelles, 31)
Simultaneous translation: English and Spanish