|15 Feb 2011||5:15pm - 7:00pm||CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge|
Professor Doreen Massey (Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University)
In Venezuela, as part of the Bolivarian revolution, there has been much experimentation with extending grassroots democracy and combatting political exclusion. This lecture will explore one of these experiments – communal councils – in which the author's concept of 'power geometries' has been put to active political use.
The lecture will raise both political and theoretical issues, and also raise questions about an academic's 'responsibility' for the political use of their concepts. The city focus will be on Caracas.
Open to all. No registration required. Part of the City Seminar series.
For more information about the group, please visit the link on the right hand side of this page.