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Bue Rübner Hansen, Joan Pedro & Simona Rentea at the Cities of Welcome, Cities of Transit conference in Barcelona. (Video, 9 minutes)

Bue Rübner Hansen: "The sense of scarcity creates the sense of injustice, which in turn creates extremism."

Joan Pedro-Carañana: "The traditional anti-fascist movement of Madrid is always male, dressed in black and with hoodies...now it was women, dressed in pink and saying 'Madrid is for everbody'"

Simona Rentea: "How do we build those trans-European, pan-national networks - a federation of struggles?"

See all our coverage of Cities of Wecome, Cities of Transit here.

About the authors

Bue Rübner Hansen, @BueRubner, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Aarhus, researching the emergence of ideas of the good life in common, as well as questions of class composition, migration and economic crisis. He is an editor of Viewpoint Magazine, and a participant in the refugee city group of Barcelona en Comú.

Joan Pedro-Carañana, is in the Communications Department at Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus. His doctoral research was in communication, social change and development (Complutense University of Madrid). Joan has been active in a variety of social movements and is interested in the role of media, education and culture in the transformation of societies.

Simona Rentea is a political scientist trained in Romania and the UK. Since arriving in Spain, Simona has started a project on anti-austerity movements in southern Europe, looking in particular at the role of affect in politics and in the practices of large-scale social mobilisations, such as 15-M and 22-M. She took part in 22-M Marchas de la Dignidad in 2014 and has been following the development of Podemos since its inception.


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