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5 Lessons in Effective Activism from ZAD
by Ivan Juric

You may have heard of the recent activist victory against a major airport construction project that has been a sore spot for 4 consecutive French governments. If not, it was pretty major. The government finally abandoned plans for a new €580m airport in western France but the prime minister, Édouard Philippe (who literally no-one has […]

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Guerrilla Grantees – Closed Call Autumn 2017
by The Guerrilla Gang

This decision-making process was grueling. No, we’re not just saying that, it was extremely difficult to decide amongst incredibly capable, driven & audacious activist initiatives. The eclectic group of Guerrilla Grantees of the Autumnal Closed Call of 2017 are all on display below. We had a stronger focus on the Movement area during this call, since we had more Backbone grants […]

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And the Nominees Are…
by The Guerrilla Gang

For the time being, the Guerrilla Foundation has two closed calls for funding per year, one in the spring and one in autumn, and yes since we are in the Northern hemisphere, this is our autumnal one. Unlike an open call, whereby a publicly announced call for applications is communicated far and wide, and where all […]

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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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