Syntagma Square Camp

In May 2011, hundreds of thousands of Greeks swarmed into Syntagma Square. In a matter of days, a protest camp was set up – organized on the principles of direct democracy, leaderless self-management and mutual aid – providing a glimpse of utopia in the midst of a devastating financial, political and social crisis. On June 28-29, during a Parliamentary vote on further austerity measures, the state finally responded with brutal force, eventually evicting the protesters from the square and crushing the radical potential of their social experiment

Mapping the Urban Commons

Full Title: Mapping the Urban Commons. A new representation system for cities through the lenses of the commons Abstract: The paper discusses the concept, development and outcomes of the cartography project “Mapping the Commons” which took place in Athens and Istanbul in 2010 and 2012 respectively. It specifically presents the […]