This thesis is attempting to shed light on the possibility of a radical alternative about inhabitance and production of the city. It is articulating thoughts and gestures-in the middle of the economic crisis- using as materials the piles of failure, “the creative destruction” of bodies, the hills of objects,
and of various kinds of products, which cultural capitalism is broadly producing for consumption. In the desert of isolation, unfulfilled expectations and biopolitical authority, we are groping way outs for our desires and needs. On a way of active reflexion we are using the theoretical contribution of Walter Benjamin, we are ‘talking with’ Slavoi Zizek and we are sharing analytical forms with Giorgio Agamben. “We are embracing catastrophe”, pinpointing the contradictions and the no-way outs of capital development and through the parts without share, we are attempting proceedings of redefinition of the whole out of the remainder. We are studying the centre of Volos, we are observing the neighborhoods of abandonment, the signs of crisis in the “building’s reserve” of the city. We are suggesting the reactivation of the buildings in idleness via a biased Archaeology which is touching upon the craftsman and at the same time is gazing the future of the common things. We are bringing the remainders of civilization on the scene, we are reconstructing them as objects of use value, residential equipment of the new city. We are getting organically connected to the street as a front line in the struggle for the “right to the city ”. We are occupying time in the present, so as the collective way, to puncture the repeated cycle of the no- alternative.
- commucopia is the section we are opening in order to traverse the fantasy. It is a network-workshop which is declaring the state of emergency, seeking radical justice.