Following the Assembly of the Commons and the Possible organized in Grenoble November 2022, a collaboration between Next Planning and Karşı Sanat has made possible to organize a workshop in the first half of 2023 to continue the exchanges in a municipalist framework as part of alliances with the commons and right-to-the-city movements.
The political context in Turkey in 2023 and the democratic victory of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (2019) are of great importance for the future of the municipalism. We wish to build a workshop gathering artists and activists to explore new municipalist imaginary. The aim is to share the international experiences of municipalism including the situation in Kurdistan.
This workshop aims to reappropriate the municipal institutions to build new narratives on trans-border cultural cooperation, to explore the relationship between alternative creative spaces and municipal institutions, the possible alternative economies, methods of getting larger the resources of alternative communities.