Towards Autonomy

tacoverTowards Autonomy: Participatory politics of the 21st century

By Yavor Tarinski

Pages: 124

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Collectanea of articles, examining the modern efforts at establishing autonomy in different spheres of human life: the resources we share, the cities we live in, the products we produce, the decisions we take etc. Continue reading “Towards Autonomy”

Beyond Economism: The Prospect of the Commons

By Yavor Tarinski

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The “commons” have turned out to be good compasses not only as an analytical concept facilitating the dialogue between disciplines which usually do not “speak to each other”, but also as a political project that can coordinate seemingly incoherent and incompatible struggles, both in the city and in the province…

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos [1]


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Размисли върху Касториадис и Букчин

Автор: Явор Тарински

ES_1602_0351Основната заплаха за природата и човечеството днес идва от централизирането и монополизирането на власт и контрол.
Вандана Шива [1]

Днес постоянно ни се втълпява “отгоре”, че нямаме друг избор, освен да се примирим с настоящото положение. Доминантните властови институции правят всичко по силите си, за да ни убедят, че решението на социалните и екологичните ни проблеми се крие в същите тези политики, отговорни за тяхното създаване. Убеждението, че няма алтернатива, продължава да доминира в мейнстрийм дискурса и широко разпространената консумеристка култура, в комбинация с продължителната криза на представителност, изпълва общественото въображаемо с цинизъм, конформизъм и апатия. Continue reading “Размисли върху Касториадис и Букчин”

Η Κοινότητα μέσω του Αστικού Σχεδιασμού

By Yavor Tarinski

Μετάφραση από Rebelian

Tettoria_dei_pisani_3Για να επιτευχθεί η κοινωνική αλλαγή σε μια πιο συμμετοχική και συνεργατική κατεύθυνση, οι σύγχρονες πόλεις πρέπει να μετασχηματιστούν ριζικά. Αυτό μπορεί να συμβεί μέσα από την αλλαγή του αστικού σχεδιασμού και τη δημιουργία αμεσοδημοκρατικών θεσμών που θα ενθαρρύνουν την ιδιότητα του πολίτη και θα ενισχύουν τις κοινοτικές σχέσεις.

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Πέρα απ’ την Ιδεολογία: Επανεξετάζοντας το Σημασιακό Πλαίσιο

Το παρόν κείμενο δημοσιεύεται στο νέο Περιοδικό Βαβυλωνία #Τεύχος 18 που κυκλοφορεί.

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Μετάφραση: Ιωάννα Μαραβελίδη

Πράγματι, εξαρτόμαστε απ’ τα περιβάλλοντα μέσα στα οποία ζούμε όμως είμαστε και οι δημιουργοί των πολιτικών και κοινωνικών μας κατασκευών και άρα μπορούμε να τα αλλάξουμε αν είμαστε τόσο αποφασισμένοι.
Mary Dietz[1] Continue reading “Πέρα απ’ την Ιδεολογία: Επανεξετάζοντας το Σημασιακό Πλαίσιο”

Réflexion politique sur un nouveau paradigme avec Cornelius Castoriadis et Murray Bookchin

par Yavor Tarinski

~ Traduit de l’anglais par Résistance 71 ~

ES_1602_0351“La menace principale pour la nature et les Hommes aujourd’hui provient de la centralisation et de la monopolisation du pouvoir et des moyens de contrôle.” ~Vandana Shiva ~

De nos jours on nous rabâche constamment depuis le haut de la pyramide que nous n’avons pas le choix, que nous devons nous conformer au statu quo. Les institutions dominantes du pouvoir font tout ce qu’elles peuvent pour nous convaincre que la solution à nos problèmes sociaux et environnmentaux se trouvent dans les mêmes politiques qui les ont créé en première instance. Le fameux “TINA” (There Is No Alternative thatchérien) continue de dominer le narratif et le discours de masse ; la culture consumériste généralisée, en combinaison avec la crise de représentation de longue date, infectent l’imaginaire des gens et le contaminent avec un certain cynisme, un conformisme généralisé et une grande apathie. Continue reading “Réflexion politique sur un nouveau paradigme avec Cornelius Castoriadis et Murray Bookchin”

Community Through Urban Design

Tettoria_dei_pisani_3Hence the citizens of a city are of no less concern to me than the city itself, for the city at its best eventually became an ethical union of people, an ethical as well as social eco-community, not simply a dense collection of structures designed for no other purpose than to provide goods and services for its anonymous residents.

Murray Bookchin[1] Continue reading “Community Through Urban Design”

The Project of Autonomy in the 21st Century

By Yavor Tarinski

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During the fifth edition of the international anti-authoritarian festival ‘B-Fest’ (2016) was held a panel, entitled ‘The Project of Autonomy in the 21st Century’. Speakers were David Ames Curtis, Alexandros Sxismenos and Yavor Tarinski. Here is transcribed version of Tarinski’s speech.

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Radical Organizing for the 21st Century

By Yavor Tarinski

flat,800x800,070,f.u2Revolution is not ‘showing’ life to people, but making them live. A revolutionary organization must always remember that its objective is not getting its adherents to listen to convincing talks by expert leaders, but getting them to speak for themselves, in order to achieve, or at least strive toward, an equal degree of participation.

Guy Debord[1] Continue reading “Radical Organizing for the 21st Century”

The Commons as paradigm beyond state and markets

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By Yavor Tarinski

People called commons those parts of the environment for which customary law exacted specific forms of community respect.  People called commons that part of the environment which lay beyond their own thresholds and outside of their own possessions, to which, however, they had recognized claims of usage, not to produce commodities but to provide for the subsistence of their households. 

Ivan Illich [1] Continue reading “The Commons as paradigm beyond state and markets”