Tag Archives: Colin Ward

Struggles for space: Anarchism, architecture and anarchitecture (1)

If there is no art without architecture (for are not most of what we call the “fine arts” housed?) and if architecture is the arkhi-chief-master tekhne-art and the architect the master tekton-artist-artisan-builder, then the anarchist should find little affinity with … Continue reading

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Anarchy’s dancing friends

for n.m.and a.b. for the members of the Paideia collective Ain’t many guys travel around together,” he mused.  “I don’t know why.  Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.                                                                   John Steinbeck Friendship, this relation … Continue reading

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Un desalojo, otra okupación

Colin Ward, writing of the post WWII british squatters movement, he came to identify four phases in squatting understood as a form of direct action to the housing problem in non-revolutionary situations.  There is first the initiative, the action that … Continue reading

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