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The Birth of a Translocal Movement
by Romy Krämer

New Municipalism and the Fearless Cities Conference Exactly three years ago, Barcelona en Comú, a citizen platform, emerges from the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement, and a year later they win the 2015 municipal election of Barcelona, becoming the ruling political party. Two years after that, they’re hosting the Fearless Cities Summit promoting a radically different […]

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‘Unlikely Allies’ or How To Make Friends & Alienate Nobody
by Ivan Juric

Strange bedfellows. Montagues & Capulets. Odd couples. The history of mankind is peppered with unexpected alliances and unforeseen collaborations that by the very nature of their unpredictability have captured imaginations since man. Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito in Twins, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon, Harold and Maude in Harold and Maude – […]

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Fostering Fearlessness
by Romy Krämer

Why We Support the New Municipalist Movement & Why You Should Too For most English speakers, the word municipality is an awkward, administrative word that usually rings hollow, and it is hard to imagine that it is a much more exciting word to native speakers of other languages. It is defined as ‘a single urban […]

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A journey towards participatory grantmaking – Part 2
by Romy Krämer

Following up on our first report, here is the promised update about where we stand with our participatory grantmaking efforts. Where are we? During the first large gathering in Seville in December last year, the nearly forty contributing activists and foundation representatives converged on a few important points: The need for an urgent response fund […]

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A journey towards participatory grantmaking – Part 1
by Romy Krämer

          This summer, when the Guerrilla Foundation was not even officially registered yet, we took the bold decision to join the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the European Cultural Foundation, and the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation in developing a participatory fund for European activists. As you might’ve guessed from the title, getting […]

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Kalle Lasn from Adbusters on global activism
by Romy Kraemer

Kalle Lasn and his organisation, the Adbusters Media Foundation, have been a formative connection for our funder Antonis Schwarz and the Guerrilla Foundation. In this interview he talks about global activism as the way to go, his upcoming book and lessons learned from trying to build a Billion People March in 2015. Famous for memes […]

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