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A Lecture on Venezuela by Doreen Massey

This event involves Doreen Massey (co-initiator of the Spaces of Democracy and the Democracy of Space network).

Simón Bolívar Hall
54 Grafton Way
London
WIT 5DL

Tuesday 27th October 2009,
7-30pm – 9.00pm

Venezuela is experimenting with new forms of democracy. It aims to address the balance between the dominant coastal cities and the rest  of the country. And it is inventing new structures of participatory democracy to parallel those of the representative democracy of the state. In other words, it has taken seriously the important relation between power and space. And in doing so, it has drawn on a concept of Doreen Massey’s: ‘power geometry’. The fourth motor of the revolution, as set out in 2007, is the need to build ‘una nueva geometría del poder’. In this talk, Doreen Massey reflects on this relation between geography and power, on the Venezuelan experiment, and on the use of the idea of geometries of power in building a more democratic society.

In co-ordination with the Cultural Section of the Venezuelan Embassy.

For “The Spaces of Democracy and the Democracy of Space” network website
http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org<http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org/>

For Radical Politics Today magazine
http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org/resources/publications/magazine/magazine.html<http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org/resources/publications/magazine.magazine.html> <http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org/resources/publications/magazine/magazine.html>

For more on the book What is radical politics today?, published in 2009 by Palgrave MacMillan: http://www.spaceofdemocracy.org/resources/resources_bookstoread.html

Jonathan Pugh
Senior Academic Fellow
Director “The Spaces of Democracy and the Democracy of Space” network
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
5th Floor Claremont Tower
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
Honorary Fellow, The Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski, The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

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