Towards a democratic solution of the crisis

Thursday 19 September 2013, by Horacio González Diéguez.


González Diéguez, Horacio. Towards a democratic solution of the crisis [online]. Santiago de Compostela, España, VHPlab, September de 2013 [versión de July de 2019] [Consultado el ]. Disponible en Internet:

On the occasion of the publication of the book “Hipótesis democracia”, the latest work of Enmanuel Rodriguez, sociologist and PhD in History, we have recently organised a small seminar and an interinstitutional working session in association with Ania Gonzalez of Culture Workers. Supported by a research group called “Arte e Estética Contemporánea” and the Cultural Department of the University of Santiago de Compostela, the event took place from September 24th to September 26th.

The seminar, entitled "Hacia una salida democrática de la crisis"(Towards a democratic solution to the crisis), was conducted by Enmanuel Rodriguez itself and by Marisa Perez, coordinator of Fundación de los Comunes. On the other hand, the working session was attended by institutional representatives from Galician cultural institutions and representatives of independent initiatives, spaces and collectives such as Alg-a, Asociación Galega de Profesionais da Xestión Cultural, Baleiro, Casa Tomada, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, CGAC, Ergosfera, Facultade de Belas Artes de Pontevedra, Fundación Luís Seoane, Galiza Ano Cero, MAC Gas Natural Fenosa, Normal, Proxecto Derriba and Sinsal.

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Seminario «Hacia una salida democrática de las crisis» en el Paraninfo de la Facultad de Historia. | PAULA IGLESIAS

The purpose of this project was to promote a space for new forms of institutional relationships in Galicia, taking as reference the work of Fundación de los Comunes and to present a particular set of collaborative arrangements, under a specific framework of conditions, that would foster permeability, horizontality and synergy between institutions of different nature and scale.

After publishing of all the documents generated during the seminar and the working session, we publish this article.

Sound documentation of the seminar:

24th september

  • 18:00 - 18:30 Opening of the seminar and presentation of Fundación de los Comunes
    (Marisa Perez Colina)

  • 18:30 - 21:00 The current crisis is a systemic crisis (Enmanuel Rodríguez)

25 de septiembre

  • 11:00 - 12:15 * Improvised session on urban planning and institutional crisis for "History do Urbanism" students(Enmanuel Rodríguez)

  • 12:30 - 14:00 The political scenario today is a constitutional process (Enmanuel Rodríguez) – Debate about a political situation in Galicia

  • 18:00 - 21:00 The commons assumption: Is it possible to establish the commons? (Marisa Perez Colina) – Debate about new forms of radical democracy

Documentation of the working session:

+ INFO: Culturadeseu, Fundación de los Comunes, Culture Workers.