Municipalism is closely linked to housing, public heritage and space, often arising from struggles against housing speculation. Although not all of these experiences have been successful in recent years, they represent a significant body of knowledge to be shared and reflected upon. How could municipalist politics learn from past experiences and develop new strategies and practices? This is the subject of the contributions, reflections and experiences of David Gabriel Bodinier, Next Planning (Grenoble, France); Jovana Timotijevic, Ministry of Space collective (Belgrade, Serbia); Florian Schmidt, District Councillor for Urban Development in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Berlin, Germany); and Vanessa Valiño, Chief of Staff of the Housing Councillor, Municipality – Barcelona En Comú and Observatori DESC (Barcelona, Spain).
Right to housing and municipalism
David Gabriel Bodinier, Next Planning
The fourth meeting of the municipalist school took place on Tuesday 1st of June on the theme of housing. The aim of the meeting was to share experiences between the cities of Belgrade, Barcelona, Berlin, Grenoble and Naples in order to support the municipalist ecosystem and to strengthen the capacities of the participants.