Movements of Europe. Transnational social movements and fault lines of solidarity
The project ‘Movements of Europe’ (MovE) researches translocal social movement building. We analyse tensions and synergies across local, regional, and transnational scales, as well as micro- and macropolitical dimensions. Building on this, we look for new potentials of solidarity and democracy in Europe (and beyond). Our focal points are feminism, climate activism, agroecology and climate justice, and right to the city movements.
This website gives an overview of the project and announces our current workshops . Moreover, it gives an insight into our collaborative research process: In the reflections section we regularly publish our results and local reflections on them to open them up for discussions by a wider translocal audience. In doing so, we aim to establish a continual dialogue between our research, movement practices, and networks of translocal solidarity. Our aim is to study and contribute to the analytical, tactical, and strategic conversation within emerging networks of translocal solidarity. Our calendar is part of this by offering a platform to share local or translocal events of social movements.
Photographs: Gisela Mackenroth
November 28, 2022
This is an episode that features two German struggles for access to land: the ABL (Association of Peasant Farmers in Germany) and Ackersyndikat (Field Syndicate - a platform for collective farm ownership and operation). Tune in to listen to Anne (ABL) and Jost (Ackersyndikat), and follow their campaigns and work.
November 28, 2022
This episode celebrates 10+ years of domestic workers organizing and campaigning in Spain, where congress finally approved legislation that grants domestic workers equal rights to other workers. Listen to the stories of Territorio Doméstico and Mujeres Unidas entre Tierras, two powerful collectives that have not just campaigned, but developed an incredible toolbox of mutual support, care, networking, migrant solidarity and celebration.
October 13, 2022
During ongoing protests in 2014 that escalated in a burning governance building for the first time I took part in interdisciplinary collaborations among different artistic disciplines mostly in public spaces. Thereby I experienced how art can be a tool for expressing resistance and solidarity while recipients are not a middle-class audience who pay tickets, actually this time the gaining ones of the artistic contribution have been the very people who have been addressed in the art piece itself, in this example: the unpaid workers which protested on the streets in front of the parliament in Sarajevo BiH 2014.
September 25, 2022
A Marseille, les premiers collages ont incité un groupe d’ami.es à créer leur propre mouvement de collage en septembre 2019 sur le principe de l’intersectionnalité. Nous sommes un collectif sans chef.fe et sans hiérarchie. Lorsque l’un.e de nous a une idée de phrase, on la propose au collectif qui la valide ou non.
L’intérêt de ce moyen d’action se trouve aussi dans la large audience qu’il peut toucher. La rue étant un lieu public, nos messages sont vus par des gens de classes sociales, de genres et d’âges différents ; ils peuvent atteindre tout le monde. De la femme victime de violence qui y trouve du soutien au vieux monsieur retraité qui ne comprend rien au féminisme et que notre message va peut-être faire réfléchir, nous nous trouvons face à toutes sortes de réactions.