The Symbiosis Research Collective

Ada Colau

What's it like for a social movement to take control of a city?

The Symbiosis Research Collective
Aaron Vansintjan
| 11th May 2018
Ada Colau surprised many when she won the election to become mayor of Barcelona. The housing rights activist was part of a deep social movement aiming for participatory democracy. But this latest article from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE examines how winning the election was just the first step

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How to build a new world in the shell of the old

The Symbiosis Research Collective
| 23rd April 2018
Every city has its graveyard of nonprofits, cooperatives, social clubs, and community centers. Without a strategic vision, local projects cannot possibly amount to a systemic alternative to capitalism. The latest contribution from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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Ursula Le Guin

How to navigate the disorientation of a seismic world

The Symbiosis Research Collective
| 23rd March 2018
Our situation may seem hopeless, but we have a rich inheritance of ideas and practices from which we can draw. Monarchies have been overthrown, dictators pulled down. We can take inspiration from past revolutions to build a new framework for the future.

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