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The Neoliberal City with Anna Minton and Andy Wightman

The New Met is delighted to support an upcoming event and prominent part of this year’s inaugural Architecture Fringe, 2016. Please join us on 09 July 2016, 11:00-13:00 [Doors 10:45am] Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh EH1 3NT TICKETS £6 / £4 concessions THE NEOLIBERAL CITY… Continue Reading →

New Met / CityLink Gentrification Twitter Hour Event 

Join us on Twitter for a live interactive event with @CityLinkFest Simply answer the questions below using the hashtag #CityLinkHour The discussion is open to all. Tuesday 1st March 2016 #CityLinkHour Tuesday March 1st at 7.30pm Time: 19.30 UK | 20.30 Denmark… Continue Reading →

Urban Citizenship Scoping Project in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted by Stacey Hunter – Co-Editor @StaceyHunterEDI Join the conversation: Whether you’re a citizen, and activist or a property developer, I’d like you to take part in a public conversation during the next two months. The New Met has consistently provoked diverse discussions about urban citizenship… Continue Reading →

Democratic Renewal: City Link Symposium 2015

The New Metropolitan is participating in an exciting day of events exploring Democratic Renewal. Various aspects of urban citizenship will be discussed in a morning of talks at Summerhall and in an afternoon of activities. The symposium is being directed by… Continue Reading →

A Folly For London

In the vein of Private Eye and Punch – or Hogarth and Banksy – read about Will Jennings’ Folly For London competition which is using satire as a tool for social action. Launching today, the competition runs through to August 28th when it… Continue Reading →

Our first public event on film: Amsterdam Street Art & Super-Gentrification

We’re delighted that our first event featuring Christoph Lindner was a huge success with a sold out venue, a brilliant speaker and panel and a lively audience debate afterwards. The entire event was filmed by The Future Positive studio and… Continue Reading →

Belgrade Waterfront: A new frontier for civic resistance?

Activist Dobrica Veselinovic describes contemporary activism in Belgrade. Urban citizens have joined forces to tell city leaders Don’t drown Belgrade! Words by Dobrica Veselinovic [Edited by Stacey Hunter] Follow Don’t drown Belgrade! on Twitter and Facebook   Belgrade’s ‘investor urbanism’ is taking place… Continue Reading →

Rebel City Amsterdam: Reflections on the Occupied University

By Christoph Lindner @cplindner Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where he writes about cities, visual culture, creative practices, and globalization. Amsterdam has long been a transnational hub of countercultural activity, from the religious… Continue Reading →

Literary Citizenship: Cities and their Writers by Aleš Debeljak

This week we welcome Slovenian poet and cultural critic Aleš Debeljak to The New Metropolitan. Join us on a journey around Europe where the geography of towns, harbors, streets and squares overlaps with Debeljak’s literary topography. His most recent poetry books in English… Continue Reading →

City as a Political Idea: An Interview with Krzysztof Nawratek

Krzysztof Nawratek’s book City as a Political Idea was first published in Polish in 2008, it became synonymous with Poland’s Right To The City movement and widely read by members of informal coalition – the Urban Movements Congress – comprising… Continue Reading →

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