Space Of Urgency starts online database for self-organised cultural hubs

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  • It follows the project's launch with a street demonstration in Berlin this June.
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  • Global solidarity platform Space Of Urgency has published its first online profile. Launched today, October 13th, the new online platform will release monthly, multi-media profiles of self-organised cultural spaces around the world. The first is mina in Lisbon, followed by Bassiani (Tbilisi), Aurora (Budapest), Macao (Milan), Nosotros (Athens) and ADM (Amsterdam). The platform defines a "space of urgency" as a self-organized physical space that organises community projects, priorities social values over commercial profits, resists social norm injustices and strives for socio-political change beyond the boundaries of the space. Space Of Urgency describes itself as "a global platform and movement that aims to empower the visibility and resilience of self-organised cultural spaces and their communities, by sharing stories, knowledge and solidarity in times of crisis." It launched on June 12th, 2021, with a street demonstration in Berlin. Around 3,000 people turned out and danced to DJs like Freddy K, DVS1 and Marum. As well as performing, Nicolás Jaar gave a speech encouraging demonstrators to take action against global oppression of minorities. There were also speeches by Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen, Bassiani and Reclaim Club Culture. View the mina profile here, and revisit some photos from the Berlin demonstration.
    Photos: Stuart Kasemeier, Terese Bygg