Urban Insurgency

  • An Eyewitness Report From Salvador, Brazil

    An Eyewitness Report From Salvador, Brazil

    Like the insurgency in Turkey, this week’s insurgency in multiple Brazilian cities goes squarely to a citizenry’s right to the city: its infrastructure, public space, economic and social resources, and processes of political decision-making.  This evening a colleague at the […]

     
  • An Eyewitness Report From Gezi Park, Istanbul

    An Eyewitness Report From Gezi Park, Istanbul

    Regarding the recent insurgency in Taksim Square, my colleague and research collaborator Randy McGuire this evening forwarded the following email message from a Binghamton University graduate student, Hande Sarikuzu, who’s on the scene and asks that the news be shared […]

     
  • Occupy, Public Space, and the ‘Crisis of Capitalism’

    Occupy, Public Space, and the ‘Crisis of Capitalism’

    Last week Charlie Rose invited to his interview table the geographer David Harvey and the economist Richard Wolff.  At issue was the question of whether modern capitalism is in crisis. Embedded in the conversation are several topics relevant to the […]