Lloc i hora: CIDOB C/ Elisabets, 12 Barcelona (Raval) a les 18h
(hi haurà traducció simultània de l’anglès al català)

Debt Crisis and Land Dispossession in Greece as part of the global “land fever”
Crisi del deute i despossessió de sòl a Grècia com part de la “febre del sòl” global
Costis Hadjimichalis

From 2009 on, Greece became a target country due to the current debt crisis which has decisively contributed to the devalorization/depreciation of the exchange value of land, decreasing monetary values by 15-30%―depending on the area―when compared to the 2005 prices. The special legal status imposed by the Troika as of 2010, forms a lucrative environment for speculators-investors, dramatically altering the legal, constitutional order and imposing something of a semi-protectorate status upon the country.

Costis Hadjimichalis is professor Emeritus of Economic Geography and Regional Development at the Department of Geography, Harokopio University Athens.

Re-thinking theoretical perspectives on urban resistance and solidarity

Repensant les perspectives teòriques sobre la resistència i la solidaritat urbanes
Dina Vaiou

The multi-faceted crisis that has hit Greece and other (southern) European countries has had severe consequences on people’s everyday lives. In an attempt to cope with, but also resist, dramatic changes in lifestyles, incomes and welfare, several initiatives have sprung up all over the country at many different scales, with diverse targets, varying actors and outcomes. Popular mobilisation around practices of solidarity and claims around material spaces are becoming an important “laboratory” for shaping a different public sphere.

Dina Vaiou is Professor of Urban Analysis and Gender Studies in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and coordinator of the post-graduate program on Urban and Regional Planning.

Organitza: Espais Crítics
Col.labora: CIDOB


Lloc i hora: Espai Obert C/ Violant d’Hongria 71, Barcelona (Sants) a les 19h
(hi haurà traducció consecutiva de l’anglès al català)

Sessió de debat a Espai Obert sobre els efectes de la crisi de Grècia i les seves respostes a càrrec dels professors Dina Vaiou (NationalTechnical University of Athens) i Costis Hadjimichalis (Harokopio University)

L’objectiu de la sessió és d’obrir el debat sobre els impactes de la crisi als països del sud d’Europa a través de l’anàlisi del cas grec. Es debatrà  com la crisi del deute ha incidit en la desvalorització del sòl i ha desencadenat processos especulatius globals, i alhora, també es posarà l’èmfasi en les pràctiques socials de resistència i organització front a les conseqüències de la crisi en la vida quotidiana de les persones.

Organitza: Espais Crítics
Col.labora: Espai Obert

Articles dels autors sobre el tema:

Costis Hadjimichalis (2014). Luchas urbanas y construcción de redes de solidaridad en Atenas durante la crisis. Urban NS06, 79-97.

Costis Hadjimichalis (2014) Crisis and land dispossession in Greece as part of the global ‘land fever’, City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18:4-5, 502-508

 (Programa en PDF)

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