Henri Lefebvre (1978, 1991) argued that in order to contest the capitalist production of space it would be necessary to understand people’s everyday life comprehensively, as it is a precondition to develop an agenda to fight for the Right to the City.
Recent political changes in Latin America point towards a return towards nationalist, (neo)colonial and neoliberal ideologies.
A group of interdisciplinary scholars from the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences met in the University of York from 26 and 27 September 2019 to continue discussions on Contested Territories in Latin America.
Belo Horizonte is one of the most important cities in Brazil, and it has a perceptible ‘culture of markets’.
How do communities develop economic and livelihood alternatives centered on local values within a context of entrenched political hostility and imposed development?
This blog builds on the idea that urban infrastructures “territorialise social life”, that is that these material forms condense complex relationships between state, capital, and people.
Sustainable tourism models like community-based tourism (CBT) are the new flagship used by multilateral institutions like the World Tourism Organisation to foster environmentally-friendly development in marginalised communities in the Global South.
Over the last five centuries, Andean rural territories have been progressively incorporated in the rhythms and scales of the market and the modern nation-state, albeit in different and often ambiguous ways.
Approximately 40 social science scholars and activists met in the School of Geography, University of Leeds from 20 and 21 May 2019 to discuss Contested Territories