‘This square is our home!’: the organisation of urban space in the spanish 15M movement

Sevilla Buitrago, Álvaro (2011). ‘This square is our home!’: the organisation of urban space in the spanish 15M movement. "Progressive Planning" (n. 189); pp. 42-49. ISSN 1559-9736.

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Title: ‘This square is our home!’: the organisation of urban space in the spanish 15M movement
Author/s:
  • Sevilla Buitrago, Álvaro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progressive Planning
Date: September 2011
ISSN: 1559-9736
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: 15M, Spanish revolution, OWS, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy London, public demostrations, urban public space, appropriation, self-management, autogestion
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Why should a progressive planner/urbanist pay attention to the Spanish 15M movement? From a disciplinary standpoint, its most complex and interesting aspect, which could hypothetically be transferred to other contexts (as in fact happened in the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy London movements), is its 'spatiality'. This article analyses the spatial practices of the so called #spanishrevolution, one of the 2011 social movements that showed the possibility for a new collective appropriation and self-management (autogestion) of urban public space. Although the political goals of the movement were vague at the time of its inception, the practices and spatial imaginaries deployed by it have become consolidated and proven to be yet another of its more successful facets in promoting the spreading and organisation of the protest, making it a phenomenon that calls for reflection on the part of urban thinkers and planners.

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Item ID: 14263
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14263/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14263
Official URL: http://www.plannersnetwork.org/publications/mag_2011_4_fall.html
Deposited by: Profesor Álvaro Sevilla Buitrago
Deposited on: 11 Jan 2013 08:03
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:50
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