“Liquid Power”: An interview with Erik Swyngedouw

Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester, on his new book, research experiences in Spain, Spanish literary inspirations and next research project. For most (urban) political ecologists, Erik Swyngedouw needs little introduction. Erik is a prolific writer and inspiring intellectual whose research over the past decades has focused on geographical political economy,  … Continue reading “Liquid Power”: An interview with Erik Swyngedouw

Lessons from the Collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939)

After almost eight decades the story of the collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the time of the Spanish Civil War emerges as highly insightful given today's context of European crisis and the parallel worldwide trend towards re-municipalisation of water management. * The changes that Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal underwent since it was renamed and lost … Continue reading Lessons from the Collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939)

Archival research: a little story behind a picture

by Santiago Gorostiza Langa In the outskirts of a Catalan city, inside an anonymous industrial warehouse, one can find hundreds of treasures. Their owner, the largest electric utility company of Spain, didn't take the time to put its name outside the building, but instead contracted a security service to take care of it. Maybe that's because a … Continue reading Archival research: a little story behind a picture