Publication: Subverting the present, planning the future: Proposing a counter-planning
Our discussion references are the realities of contemporary, capitalist societies under the (more or less) domain of a neoliberal market ideology and economy. In this context of political and institutional changes and mobilizations of different orders and scales in streets and squares, there is an increased academic production regarding processes of insurrection and subversion in the most different spheres of politics and society. (Pierce and Williams, 2016, Olson, 2016 and others). Also, in the discussion of different modes of planning, insurgent and subversive practices of planner scan be identified under certain circumstances. Sager (2011, pp. 8ff), in a broad systematization of forms of planning, describes a range of situations and activities that characterize planning as "radical" and planners as insurgents and subversives. As he states, in a reference to Friedman, "state engagement in radical planning seems close to contradiction in terms". For this reason, he understands that radical planning is "an oppositional but overt activity performed by planners with their professional base in civil society and with a strong commitment to a cause" (Sager, 2011, p. 9).
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity, Lisbon, 11-14th July, 2017
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