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The Resource Artistic Utopias of Revolt : Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol, by Julia Ramírez Blanco, (electronic resource)

Artistic Utopias of Revolt : Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol, by Julia Ramírez Blanco, (electronic resource)

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Artistic Utopias of Revolt : Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol
Title
Artistic Utopias of Revolt
Title remainder
Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol
Statement of responsibility
by Julia Ramírez Blanco
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyses the aesthetic and utopian dimensions of various activist social movements in Western Europe since 1989. Through a series of case studies, it demonstrates how dreams of a better society have manifested themselves in contexts of political confrontation, and how artistic forms have provided a language to express the collective desire for social change. The study begins with the 1993 occupation of Claremont Road in east London, an attempt to prevent the demolition of homes to make room for a new motorway. In a squatted row of houses, all available space was transformed and filled with elements that were both aesthetic and defensive – so when the authorities arrived to evict the protestors, sculptures were turned into barricades. At the end of the decade, this kind of performative celebration merged with the practices of the antiglobalisation movement, where activists staged spectacular parallel events alongside the global elite’s international meetings. As this book shows, social movements try to erase the distance that separates reality and political desire, turning ordinary people into creators of utopias. Squatted houses, carnivalesque street parties, counter-summits, and camps in central squares, all create a physical place of these utopian visions
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramírez Blanco, Julia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in Utopianism
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  • History
  • History, Modern
  • Europe
  • Civilization
  • Cities and towns
  • World politics
Label
Artistic Utopias of Revolt : Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol, by Julia Ramírez Blanco, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Color
not applicable
Contents
1. Introduction: Art as Language, Utopia as Discourse -- 2. Activism as a Place: The British Anti-Roads Movement and the Squatted Street of Claremont Road -- 3. The Reclaim the Streets Protest Parties in London -- 4. Interlude: The Globalization of the Aesthetics of Protest -- 5. Disobedience as an Urban Form: The Acampadasol in Madrid -- 6. Notes Towards a Conclusion -- Chronology of Events -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
on1029061005
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 187 p. 49 illus., 43 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319714226
Level of compression
uncompressed
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SpringerLink
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029061005
Label
Artistic Utopias of Revolt : Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol, by Julia Ramírez Blanco, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Color
not applicable
Contents
1. Introduction: Art as Language, Utopia as Discourse -- 2. Activism as a Place: The British Anti-Roads Movement and the Squatted Street of Claremont Road -- 3. The Reclaim the Streets Protest Parties in London -- 4. Interlude: The Globalization of the Aesthetics of Protest -- 5. Disobedience as an Urban Form: The Acampadasol in Madrid -- 6. Notes Towards a Conclusion -- Chronology of Events -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
on1029061005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 187 p. 49 illus., 43 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319714226
Level of compression
uncompressed
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029061005

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