[artinfo] new issue of transversal web journal:

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Municipalismos monstruo

transversal web journal

As racist and new fascist forces gain popularity in many European 
countries, the most recent local elections in Spain saw the 
widespread entry of social movement platforms into the city 
parliaments. From the micropolitical experiences of the last decade, 
the movement against forced evictions, the occupations, assemblies 
and working groups of 15M, the municipalist movement was born. This 
issue of transversal aims to discuss the practices and processes, 
strategies and operations that collect in the multiple experience of 
municipalism, their failures and successes, their possible 
translation beyond the borders of the Spanish State.

Beyond the simple opposition of movement and institution, it has been 
and continues to be not a mere question of taking over the 
institutions in the Spanish cities, but of testing a new 
institutionality, instituent practices and constituent processes. 
Traversing the national structures of centralist politics, under the 
radar of the transnational economic flows, a virulent movement 
emerged in waves across Spain, which carries the potential to 
mushroom beyond the Spanish borders: towards a concrete assemblage of 
rebellious cities in Europe, but also to a confluence that overflows 
all given scalings, from the smallest local context of the village or 
city neighborhood to the translocal formation of monster 


Montserrat Galceran: The struggle for social change reaches the institutions
mac1: The Municipalist Manifesto
Kelly Mulvaney: Translating constituent process, or the political 
work of translation
Gerald Raunig: Confluences
Francesco Salvini: Instituting on the threshold
Manuela Zechner: Let's play? Citizenship, subjectivity and becoming 
in municipalism

This issue is part of the upcoming project Midstream.

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