Autonoma Conference, Athens, Greece, July 1-2, 2016

In July 2016 [AUTONOMA] <> is bringing together in
Athens, renowned scholars and practitioners from the fields of
Architecture, Geography, Design, and Environmental Studies, in an effort to
identify Urban Autonomy as a distinct area of research and explore its
potential to address current and future socio-spatial challenges.

In a time when global financial institutions largely define the means of
urbanization across the world, citizens have less and less agency in the
decision-making processes related to the organization and reproduction of
the urban environment. The financialization of urban development has
significantly limited the potential of local communities to influence the
form of cities while strengthening the role of the local elites and the
supralocal capital. The present crisis, largely born of this very
developmental model, along with decades of deregulation of the welfare
state has acted as a catalyst to the deterioration of living conditions and
the strengthening of the democratic deficit at all levels.


Pier Vittorio Aureli • Rafi Segal • Cameron Tonkinwise • Doina Petrescu &
Constantin Petcou

Erik Swyngedouw • Stavros Stavrides • Ethel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes

Miguel Robles Duran • Maria Kaika • Nikos Belavilas • Nikos Anastasopoulos
•  Léopold Lambert


Under the three following topics, AUTONOMA is calling for proposals,
studies, designs, and ideas that put local communities at the forefront of
a new collective city:

01. Crisis Scapes + Self-Governance

02. Resiliency + Sustainable Resource Management

03. Transitioning to autonomy

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: *28 February 2016*



Onassis Cultural Center <>

(107-109 Syngrou Ave, 11745 Athens, Greece)

Friday, July 01, 2016 17.00 – 21.30

Saturday, July 02, 2016 09.00 – 21.30


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