Introduction: non-violent resistance, protest, and space

The seminar proceedings will start by addressing principles and strategies of non-violence in the face of violent subjugation and social control. We will discuss what it means to have and to assert rights to the city when they are violently denied. What are the strategies deployed to mobilize non-violent street resistance in confrontation with violent domination and control? What sites and spaces are engaged for resistance to domination? How are spaces used for the purposes of non-violent resistance and protest, and to what ends?  What strategies are taken up to deploy space for purposes of resistance? These may range from the speed of appearance and disappearance (e.g. flash mobs) to occupation; from engaging the publicness of the street and square to offset institutional power and its reliance on militarized technologies to virtualizing communication and inscribing city space.

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