Public Book Discussion: Vasudevan’s ‘Autonomous City’

New Roots Co-operative Shop, Sheffield. 7th February 2019. Part of the Making Space exhibition. Public discussion with Alex Vasudevan (AV) author of The Autonomous City & Sam Burgum (SB). AV: The first thing to say is that conversations around the history of urban squatting are, by their very nature, incomplete. There's so much more work … Continue reading Public Book Discussion: Vasudevan’s ‘Autonomous City’


Report: New Roots Exhibition

New Roots Sheffield, 21st Jan – 9th Feb 2019 (3 weeks)Event page: event: Tuesday 22nd JanReading group on Vasudevan’s “Autonomous City” (intro + chapter 2), with opportunity to ask questions to the author: Thursday 7th Feb,Location: 347 Glossop Road, near to the University of Sheffield campus and Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Click here for directions. Founded in 1987, New Roots is a volunteer-run, non-for-profit community shop, providing ethical local and Fairtrade products, including organic fruit and vegetables, as well as space for reflection, relaxation, and activism. They also specialise in vegan & gluten free … Continue reading Report: New Roots Exhibition

CFP: Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, & Trespass

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London (Aug 27-30). Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, and Trespass Conveners:Samuel Burgum, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield Alexander Vasudevan, School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford Abstract:Cities in the global North have recently witnessed an upsurge in squatting, trespass and other forms of occupation. Ordinary citizens … Continue reading CFP: Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, & Trespass

#MakingSpace On Tour

Click here for the report on the maiden exhibition at Union St Cafe, Nov 2018. Making Space Zine (44 exhibits across 16 pages)Download There are currently plans (some more advanced than others) to bring the exhibition to Leeds, Manchester, London, Bristol, and Glastonbury Festival in 2019. In particular, I am searching for either publicly-accessible university space or 'autonomous' spaces for hosting the exhibition (preferably the latter). Most important criteria is the … Continue reading #MakingSpace On Tour