Conference Programme

ICAGG 2017 – 1st International Conference of Anarchist Geographies and Geographers (ICAGG) – Geography, social change and antiauthoritarian practices Reggio Emilia (Italy) – Centro Studi Cucine del Popolo, via Beethoven 78/e, 21-23 September 2017

Day 1 –  Thursday 21/09

Session 1 – 9.30/11.10

Anarchist theories 1 – CHAIR: Federico Ferretti
Anthony Ince Univ. of Cardiff Anti-fascism and spaces of liberation: towards an anarchist agenda for anti-fascist geographies.
Fabian Laute Universität zu Köln One possible perspective on

the methodological basement of the anthropogeographical discipline.

Mariza Ferreira da Silva Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) From anarchist philosophies to decolonial theories – a history that transcends Marxist radical critical geographies and post-structuralist.
Sarah Gelbard McGill “Fuck gentrification” is the new “fuck the man”: the desirability of undesirable punk space.

Session 2 – 11.30/13.10

Anarchist theories 2 – CHAIR: Simon Springer
Patrick W. Huff Birckbeck Anarchism, Territory and the Radical Geography of Democratic Confederalism.
Geronimo Barrera and Alejandro de la Torre Univ. of Austin Texas Deterritorializing anarchism: an approach to the libertarian geography.
Richard White Sheffield Hallam 21st Century Anarchist Geographies and the Purity of Rebellion.
Frédérique Blot Univ. of Albi For a relational approach of sciences-societies-environment interactions.

Session 3 – 14.30/16.10

Topics: Historical Geographies of Anarchism – CHAIR: Teresa Vicente
Jose Luis Oyon Univ. of Barcelona La ciudad en el joven Reclus, 1830-1871: hacia la fusión naturaleza-ciudad.
Federico Ferretti UCD Evolution and Revolution: science, agency and more-than human intersectionality in the works of early anarchist geographers.
Ruth Kinna Univ. of Loughborough ‘The Coming Anarchy’ and the anarchy that materialised: Peter Kropotkin’s geography of anti-statecraft.
Fabrizio Eva University Cà Foscari Venice, Treviso campus Looking for a debate: which ones are the characters of an anarchist approach in Geopolitics?

Session 4 – 16.30/18.10

Anarchists and the city – CHAIR: Richard White
Tewfik Hammoudi ENSA Nantes The Geddes civics in digital post capitalistic society.
Javier Ruiz-Tagle; Labbé Gricel; Martín Alvarez; Martín Montes; Matías Aninat PUC – Chile Urban marginality and institutional effects: An alternative perspective to the ‘neighbourhood effects’ thesis from the study of three neighbourhoods in Santiago de Chile.
Ophélie Véron Univ. Catholique de Louvain Exploring the Anarchist City:

Autonomy, Mutual Aid and Self-Management in la Baraque.

Stefano Portelli Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza” The horizontal city: an implicit counter-power in the periphery of Barcelona
Federico Venturini Independent researcher/Activist Militant Direct Action and Trabalho de Base as Innovative Practices of Resistance, the case of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 2 – Friday 22/09

Session 1 – 9.30/11.10

Grassroots Movements – Housing – CHAIR: Simon Springer
Olivier T. Kramsch & Gordon Dustin Radboud Universitet From Café Terecht to the Just People collective: reflections on/from the borders of geography, social change and antiauthoritarian practices in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Francisca Cancino Contreras Universidad de Chile A Rupture within Chilean Neoliberalism: The Movimiento de Pobladores en Lucha and the reconquest of the popular territories.
Pierpaolo Mudu & Andrea Aureli Univ. of Washington & St. Johns No place like “home”: emptying space and surplus humanity in Italy context.
Rowan Tallis Milligan Vienna – Independent researcher Better to squat than let homes rot: the politics of occupation in the neoliberal city

Session 2 – 11.30/13.10

Topics: Grassroots Movements – Housing CHAIR: José Luis Oyon
Ines Morales Bernardos Univ. of Cordoba The socio-spatiality of radical struggles for food autonomy in the city of Athens
Giovanni Lupieri, Federico Venturini Univ. of Bologna Networks, libertarian practices and social centre in the experience of Udine’s Student Movement.
Leslie Parraguez Sanchez PUC The Chilean Student Movement and the Crisis of Equity in Large Cities: A Socio-Spatial Approach to the Formation of Resistance in a Post-Dictatorial Country.
Mark  Purcell & Branden Born Univ. of Washington Planning, Deleuze & Guattari, and Alternative Food Movements in Oaxaca.
Ferdinand Stenglein University of Muenster Connact-in-Difference: Lessons from the Commune

Session 3 – 14.30/16.10

Borders – Migrant identities and cosmopolitanism – CHAIR: Anthony Ince
James Ellison Loughborough Freedom of movement struggles and the abolition of borders:

borderwork, anarchist politics, and decolonising solidarity.

Valeria Raimondi GSSI – L’Aquila Countering the European border regime: refugees’ strategies of resistance. The case of self-organized reception in Athens, Greece.
Charalampos Tsavdaroglou Univ. of Thessaloniki “You cannot evict a movement”

No Border Actions and Emerging Common Spaces in Athens, Idomeni and Thessaloniki.

Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg, Stefano Malatesta, Enrico Squarcina Univ. Milano Bicocca Ocean citizenship in B. Traven and Aldous Huxley.
Raymond Craib Cornell University Exile, escape, and libertarian enclosures.

Session 4 – 16.30/18.10

Topics: Ecology, Mesology, Environment CHAIR: Richard White
Jaroslav Biolek Univ. of Brno Psychogeography, ANT methodology and Guerrilla Permaculture Gardening: Inspiration for ‘Political Deep Green Epistemology’?
Philippe Pelletier Univ. Lyon 2 Anarchism and geography: ecology or mesology?
Etienne Delay & Simon Maraud Univ. of Limoges Questioning capitalistic power structures: a way to reconnect stakeholders with the land?
Remi Benos Univ. of Albi For a political approach of the attachment of places. Anarchism, ecologism, regionalism.
Julien Dupoux Univ. of Clermont-Ferrand Peasants in libertarian Millevaches culture

Day 3 – Saturday 23/09

Session 1 – 9.30/11.10

Counter-mappings  CHAIR: Fabrizio Eva
Nicolas Maestripieri Univ. Tolouse 2 Future as a space of liberation?
Julia Udall Sheffield Hallam Co-designing a trans-European pedagogical mapping tool for solidarity economies
Richard Bower Univ. Central Lancashire Arcadian Counter-Cartographies of lost UK Plotlanders.
Luis Fernando Pérez Macias GeoComunes GeoComunes: Collaborative cartography for the defence of common goods.

Session 2 – 11.30/13.10

Counter-mappings  CHAIR: Teresa Vicente
Diego Cervantes Ruiz UFF – Rio Anti-metrology: notes for a revolutionary program of time (and space).
Susana Isabel Velázquez Quesada UNAM The Merida Initiative: the territorial deployment of state’s forces and the

development of capital circulation circuits in neoliberal Mexico.

Nadia Lausselet & Ismaël Zosso-Francolini Federal Institute Lausanne Pendio e democrazia: percorsi in montagna di formazione pratica alla democrazia radicale.
Dario Antonelli & Giacomo Sini Activists The space of anarchist action.

Session 3 – 14.30/16.10

Autonomy and cultural identities – CHAIR: Anthony Ince
Dalel Benbabaali Oxford Indigenous movements in tribal India: Fighting for Adivasi autonomy.
Engin Sustam Univ. of Geneva Rojava experience and Social Ecology

between violence, insurrection and emancipation in Kurdish area.

Gianmaria Valent Univ. of Padova Solving housing needs through direct action: the autonomous settlements of Sinti citizens in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Christine Donovan Independent researcher / activist The Dale Farm Traveller Site as an Anarchist Community.

Session 4 – 16.30/18.10

Feminisms CHAIR: Teresa Vicente
Desirée Enlund Univ. of Umea Place, gender and the defense of health care services.
Tina Bopp & Stefanie Meier Univ. of Basel Socio-spatial aspects of an eviction and the resulting neighborhood struggle. An anarchist perspective on gentrification and old age
Simon Springer Univ. of Victoria Anarcha-Feminist Geographies:

Intersectionality, Emotion, and the Death of Patriarchy.

Caroline Kaltefleiter State University of New York at Cortland Embrace the Gap: Liminality, Riot Grrrls, Anarcha-Feminism and (Trans)locution.

Conclusion: discussion on the next steps of the ICAGG