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ANTIUNIVERSITY - The Right to the City: Urban Struggles across Europe and t...

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Hunter Lecture Theatre

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

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ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW (9 to 15 June)

www.antiuniversity.org


To celebrate 50 years from the first publication of “The Right of the City” by French theorist Henri Lefebvre, a mini-symposium on contemporary urban struggles is organised by cultural geographer Penny Travlou (University of Edinburgh, ESALA) and choreographer Sophia Lycouris (University of Edinburgh, ECA) to explore strategies of demanding “a transformed and renewed access to urban life”.

The event includes screenings of the films “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” 2013, 1 hr 22 mins by Grace Lee (writer and director), and “DAS GEGENTEIL VON GRAU”, 2017, 1 hr 30 mins by Matthias Coers (director), followed by a Q&A session with film directors.

There will also be a roundtable with academics and activists on urban struggles across Europe and USA (confirmed participants: Penny Travlou, Alessandro Froldi, Angela McClanahan, Tahl Kaminer and Sophia Lycouris).

This is a follow up of an event on housing struggles, which was coordinated by the same organisers in April 2018 as one of the teach-out sessions that took place in the occupied Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre during the period of the UCU strike in Edinburgh and immediately after. The occupiers of the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre left this building at the end of April, to pursue activist projects beyond the confines of this building. The Right to the City is the first teach-out session after the end of the occupation in March-April 2018.

This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival 9-15 June 2018

See the full programme on www.antiuniversity.org

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ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW IS A COLLABORATIVE EXPERIMENT TO REIMAGINE THE 1968 ANTIUNIVERSITY OF LONDON IN AN ONGOING PROGRAMME OF FREE AND INCLUSIVE SELF-ORGANISED RADICAL LEARNING EVENTS.

ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW CHALLENGES ACADEMIC AND CLASS HIERARCHY THROUGH AN OPEN INVITATION TO TEACH AND LEARN ANY SUBJECT, IN ANY FORM, ANYWHERE.

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