Malta Festival Poznań, Poland 16-25 June, 2017
Property is Theft. What can the property relations tell us about the city?,
Dubravka Sekulić, architect, researcher and writer
What can the property relations tell us about the city?
This talk will interrogate the relationship between the mine and the city, and how it was fundamentally changing with the changes of property relations regulating the ownership of the mine, while the type of labour performed by the inhabitants of the city and their relation to it stayed (seemingly) the same. Extending from the mine, it will also look how the changes in property regimes affected the spaces for social reproduction of everyday life, focusing on housing, and public space. At the end, the talk will try to say a thing or two of how these processes extend the specific case of Omarska, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, and give an insight into a current state of globalized capitalist extraction economy.