Joan Subirats: The City as the new political centre

A radical change is taking place. Cities around Europe – through platforms, movements and international networks – are creating paths for citizens to participate in and influence politics directly.

Joan Subirats, one of the founders of Barcelona’s municipalist platform Barcelona en Comú, discusses how cities can deal with uncertainty and provide a new type of protection, reverse the trend of tech giants owning all our data, and even defy their nation-states on issues such as refugees.

Read the full interview by Lorenzo Marsili for the European Green Journal.


Lorenzo Marsili
Lorenzo Marsili is a writer, commentator and the founder of European Alternatives-a transnational citizen’s movement. He is also a host for Talk Real TV, a spokesperson for European Citizens Initiative for Media Pluralism and a member of DiEM25.