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Politics recovered: "We have to come up with a new metalanguage"

Bernardo Gutiérrez is a narrator of these times, a first-hand witness and a participant in many of the street protests which characterize the recent past, and the present, in the region. Español Português

When talking to Bernardo Gutiérrez, you feel that things are moving and that actually anything solid tends to disappear into thin air, and possibly becomes more liquid.

In any case, Bernardo speaks, passionately, of deep yearnings. He is an inventor: an inventor of words, ideas, stories, who knows that the only hope for Latin American politics is to re-invent its narrative.

Below, the full interview:  

Politics Recovered is a series of interviews to 11 leading members of the Network of Political Innovation in Latin America. Taking advantage of the fact that they were meeting in Buenos Aires, Agustín Frizzera asked them what their vision of the new ways of doing politics is, and how do they approach the building of citizens’ rights and the inclusive use of technology.

About the authors

Agustín Frizzera es miembro y cofundador del Partido de la Red y miembro fundador del Grupo Interrupción y de la Asociación Civil Sumando en Argentina, licenciado en sociología por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y máster en gestión urtbanística por la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña en Barcelona.

Agustín Frizzera is a member and co-founder of the Network Party and a founding member of the Grupo Interrupción and of the Asociación Civil Sumando in Argentina. He holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a master's degree in Urban Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona.

Bernardo Gutiérrez (@bernardosampa on Twitter) is a Spanish-Brazilian journalist, writer and researcher living in Madrid. He writes about politics, society, technopolitics and participation technologies. He has published the books Calle Amazonas (Altaïr, 2010), collaborated in collective books such as 'Amanhã vai ser maior' (Anna Blume, 2014) and was one of the editors of 'JUNHO: power of streets and networks' (Friedrich Ebert Siftung , 2014). He has just released "The day after tomorrow. Journey to the Spain of change" (ARPA editors, 2017). He works at the MediaLab Prado in Madrid.


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