Spirit of ’68
This is a new spontaneous experiment. The working group "Spirit of '68" emerged spontaneously from a discussion at the third TINAG -This Is Not A Gateway Festival in autumn 2010 on the events in and around 1968, in Paris and elsewhere. The question was why this promising social movement did not have lasting effects, and whether there were lessons to be learnt for our current turbulent times in London and elsewhere.
We started to read up about what had happened in the late sixties and early seventies in Europe, the United States and elsewhere and revisited movements like the Situationists and essential writings of Henri Lefebre on the urban question and the right to the city. We have been invited to make a contribution to the forthcoming Volume 3 of Critical Cities, Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists and are preparing an event for the forthcoming fourth TINAG Festival, 23-25 September 2011. http://www.thisisnotagateway.net/