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About Antonis Vradis

Antonis Vradis is based at Loughborough Geography. He is part of the collective project Nutricities and was part of Transcapes, The City at the Time of Crisis and the Occupied London collective. He is Associate Editor of the journal Political Geography and Senior Editor of CITY.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Resettling scores: internationals in the UCU strike

“No more discipline, life’s magical” …  has been singing in my head as I see colleagues laugh in the face of the absurd claims by the all-round absurdness that is university management.

Don’t call it an echo chamber – it’s a spatial contract

Don’t focus on the reverberating sounds of the echo chamber, look at the structure that has formed it, before you even realised, and right before your eyes.

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Why protesting Obama after Trump's victory makes so much sense

Trump is the logical culmination of a culture: the narrator of a democratic apparatus that has come to conceal itself behind the mother of all TV shows: the US Presidency.”

Of density, banality and terror

Nice’s promenade follows on a long string of attacks against the dense and the banal: against the overlooked ordinary that comprises our daily existence.

Upside down Athens

The transformation of Victoria Square in Athens is emblematic of the new model of top-down control of populations that Europe is moving towards.

A negotiation, a betrayal and an endless summer

As Syriza capitulates to the creditors' demands, the question on everyone's lips is: will fear and resignation now preside? I hardly think so.

Why I will be voting NO in Sunday's Greek referendum

In its essence, Sunday's question is one of dignity and our lives from this point on.

Villa Autódromo’s story fails to shock - and that is what is truly shocking

Focus in Brazilian media has turned recently to the community of Villa Autódromo and its impending eviction to give way to Olympic constructions ahead of the Games next year. So nothing new here, then.

Brazil: the nonchalant protester?

With Brazil on the brink of recession, it's not hard to compare the country's looming financial collapse with that of Greece, as the country is following in Greece’s pre-crisis footsteps in quite a few ways. From openDemocracy.

The other, dark winner of the Greek elections

Why is nobody talking about Golden Dawn coming a sensational third in the Greek elections?

Syriza won't save you

Will Syriza really dismantle the status quo in Greece?

A crisis of presence: the war on Greek cities

The closure of official channels of debate and establishment of migrant detention camps in Athens, has been the capstone to a long process of turning people against the most vulnerable populations in cities and, by extension, against all that urban culture stands for.


A short film exploring emerging social tensions within Athens' public spaces (8 mins).

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