In this inaugural issue, CPCL reflects upon the first adjective that qualifies its title. What is the European city? What does it mean to be European, today? The project of a political unity of Europe of Nations, as it was imagined in the postwar period, has long been defeated. The end of the world order based on the Cold war, the rise of global wars, climate change, and the rise of new possibilities and desires emerging in an increasingly connected world have radically changed the way in which people inhabit the Earth today. The fading neoliberal as well as the rising sovereignist political projects seem unable or unwilling to give up the organization of a political space still based on borders as devices to manage, control, put to work and govern human beings. However, alongside hatred and racism, in the everyday practices of migrants and citizens new forms of solidarity, organization and communication are emerging. This issue of CPCL presents a series of studies putting at the center experiences exceeding the juridical order as an experimentation of new institutions, new life possibilities and new forms of habitations.

Cosmopolitan Practices

Vando Borghi;Andrea Borsari;Amir Djalali
2018

Abstract

In this inaugural issue, CPCL reflects upon the first adjective that qualifies its title. What is the European city? What does it mean to be European, today? The project of a political unity of Europe of Nations, as it was imagined in the postwar period, has long been defeated. The end of the world order based on the Cold war, the rise of global wars, climate change, and the rise of new possibilities and desires emerging in an increasingly connected world have radically changed the way in which people inhabit the Earth today. The fading neoliberal as well as the rising sovereignist political projects seem unable or unwilling to give up the organization of a political space still based on borders as devices to manage, control, put to work and govern human beings. However, alongside hatred and racism, in the everyday practices of migrants and citizens new forms of solidarity, organization and communication are emerging. This issue of CPCL presents a series of studies putting at the center experiences exceeding the juridical order as an experimentation of new institutions, new life possibilities and new forms of habitations.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CREATIVE PRACTICES IN CITIES AND LANDSCAPES
Vando Borghi; Andrea Borsari; Amir Djalali
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