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The Right to the City, debate

TKV

The Right to the City, debate

Led by: TKV

In talking about the theme, we will consider Belgrade – the city as a political space, ways in which power relationships within a city are constituted and distributed, as well as re-examine the role of society in Belgrade and possibility for participation in life through specific actions in public space. We will refer to the concept of the right to the city, as one of the basic human rights:

“The right to the city is, therefore, far more than a right of individual access to the resources that the city embodies: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city more after our heart’s desire. It is, moreover, a collective rather than an individual right since changing the city inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power over the processes of urbanization. The freedom to make and remake ourselves and our cities is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.”

David Harvey, The Right to the City

  • Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Pop Up space, The Republic Square 5

  • Wednesday, 14 May 2014
    debate
    5.00 – 6.00 pm