Global south planning: from war to wars

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Not because of the various number of armed conflicts that are happening in Brazil related to land distribution, indigenous rights, social justice or many others issues, nor because European refugees, financial and democratic crisis nor because USA intervention on Middle East and north American racial struggles that created the Black Lives Matters Movement nor because another similar issues in countries around the world, nor even because protests in city streets in Cairo, Athens, Madrid, etc. since 2008 financial crisis; war is the politics that became the paradigm of internal and external relations by nation states around the globe because war is a modus operandi that always has been used as a politic since the beginning of the foundations of these very own nations and states. Disguised and/or underestimated by media and even theoretical and political thought as just “conflicts”, what is visible is that a war keeps continuing as the exercise of politics. And when this concept of war and politics is thought in an urban planning context, it serves to maintain the political dimension of everyday life impenetrable to disruptive and constitutional forces.
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity, Lisbon, 11-14th July, 2017
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