A feminist municipalist manifesto
In the first post in a series on municipalism and the feminisation of politics, Laura Roth lays out a feminist municipalist manifesto.
We’ve received more than 10 great proposals in spite of the short deadline! Our Minim community has finally decided to fund the following report: Imogen Hamilton Jones and Thomas de Groot – On the (messy) interactions between municipalism and commoning in Amsterdam. Congratulations to the…
Call for reports
Minim is a municipalist observatory that aims to give voice to the municipalist movement in different parts of the world. In Spring 2020, we released a successful call for a series of funded reports on municipalism in the Global South. We are today announcing a…
Some notes on scale in municipalism
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo reflects on questions of municipalism and scale, and brings them into relation with Staurt Hall’s work on the Greater London Council
Reclaiming the city and building an urban common in Woodstock, Cape Town
The occupation and repurposing of Cape Town’s vacant Woodstock Hospital into Cissie Gool House is an exercise in patient and long-term ‘slow activism’ that is strikingly different to the politics of the instant media spectacle that characterises so much of the contemporary political landscape.
Learning to trust the people
In the campaign’s launch calls so far, whenever the question of what these new, non-party political, community councils should do once in power comes up, the response is ‘trust the people’. What does this mean? In this context it’s both advice and an invitation.
The importance of scale
Scale (political, social, ecological and so on) plays a fundamental role in determining our strategies and what we hope to achieve. This post begins a discussion about the relationship between municipalism and scale, and highlights the importance of explicitly considering its impact.
Municipalist cities are key players in the corona crisis and the European Green Deal
Municipalist cities are key players in responding to the coronavirus and implementing the European Green Deal – they should be granted the necessary power to do both.
The right to housing is now more important than ever – Why cities demand a larger say in housing policies
What have cities done to secure adequate living conditions before and after COVID-19, and what should the EU do to help cities achieve a breakthrough in terms of affordable housing? Those were the questions guiding the Housing panel during the Municipalize Europe conference on November 05, 2020.