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Spaces of Commoning

Urban Commons in the Ex-Yu Region

Taking up the challenge of understanding the urban commons in the context of the unique collective experience of Yugoslav real socialism, which attempted to implement an experimental system of self-management on the level of the entire society, represents an attempt to also recognize how this specific context reflects the concept of the new commons: what are the practices and forms of commons that have emerged in resistance to neoliberal capitalism on the periphery, but also - how do these commons communicate with the Yugoslav heritage.

Product details
Date of Publication
2020
Publisher
Ministry of Space / Institute for Urban Politics
Number of Pages
211
Licence
All rights reserved.
Language of publication
English
ISBN / DOI
978-86-918827-8-5
Table of contents

8 INTRODUCTION
18 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
19 What are the Commons?
25 The politicization of the Commons: Critical perspectives
28 Urban commons
33 Urban commons through practices and struggles
40 CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK: Former Yugoslav region
60 CASE STUDIES
66 Ne da(vi)mo Beograd / Don’t let Belgrade d(r)own (Belgrade)
78 Novo kulturno naselje / New Cultural Settlement (Novi Sad)
84 Odbranimo reke Stare planine / Let’s defend the rivers of Stara planina (Pirot)
96 Združena akcija Krov nad glavom /
Joint Action Roof Over Head (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica)
108 Kulturni centar Magacin / Cultural Centre Magacin (Belgrade)
124 Kino Lumbardhi / Lumbardhi Cinema (Prizren)
130 Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla / Jusuf Gervalla Cinema (Peja / Peć)
138 Qendra për komunitet Termokiss / Termokiss Community Centre (Pristina)
152 Fshati Korisha / Korisha Village (Korisha / Koriša)
158 Parku Kulturor Ali Podrimja / Ali Podrimja Cultural Park (Gjakova / Djakovica)
168 Atelje Stari Grad / Open Art Studio (Budva)
172 Mediteranski vrt / Mediteranean Garden (Podgorica)
180 Selo Gornja Lastva & udruženje Napredak /
Gornja Lastva village & the Association Napredak (Tivat)
188 Inicijativa 100.000 stabala / The 100,000 Trees Initiative (Podgorica)
196 Čempres revolucija / Cypress Revolution (Bar)
208 CONCLUSION