“Constitutional developments in Chile”
Social movements erupted during the last decades against the cracks of the Chilean model; they have developed and gained experience in the heat of anti-neoliberal and popular struggles. The 2019 social revolt forced the opening of a constitutional process. Social movements decided to get involved in the institutional field with the aim of dismantling the foundations of the neoliberal-authoritarian model and of laying the foundations for a solidary and democratic project. The proposed constitutional text was unquestionably rejected in the plebiscite due to various factors whose significance is still unclear: some are external to the process itself (the social and mental health effects of the pandemic, inflation); other unprecedented (mandatory universal suffrage); the power of property-owning classes and internal weaknesses; and the popular perception of certain elements of the proposal which caused instense irritation. A cycle of challenges is closed, and a new stage begins that requires accurate diagnoses since the general political objectives remain unmaterialized.
Politics of Liberation is a bi-monthly seminar series which will be convened by Rosa Vasilaki and Giorgos Souvlis and will take place in the premises of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Kallidromiou 17, Athens, 1st floor) on Friday evenings from mid-September 2022 to the end of June 2023, from 7pm to 9pm.
The seminar will have the form of an open talk given by an invited speaker discussing aspects of the current conjuncture related to their research interests. Discussion with the participants will follow and materials related to the seminar will be available beforehand, so as to prepare ourselves for the discussion.
The seminar will take place in person, therefore it is paramount that you register before attending because of space limitations. Registration is on first-come first-served basis so make sure you register early. Registration opens 15 days beforehand. Make sure to make your booking asap! The seminar will also be broadcasted the digital platforms of the RLS office and the seminar’s social media and will also be available as a video on the website after completion.
Contributors for the 2022-2023 series are: Judith Butler, Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Edouard Louis , Geoff Eley , Stathis Kouvelakis, Brad Evans, Chantal Meza, Yannis Hamilakis, Sara Farris, Seraphim Seferiades, Loukia Kotronaki, Vassilis Lambropoulos , Olga Lafazani [Olga Laflaf], Paola Reveniotii , Panayota Gounari, Aristotle Kallis, Susan Robertson, Kanishka Goonewardena, Elisa Giustinianovich, Cedric De Leon, Athina Karatzogianni, Eugenia Siapera, Demetra Tzanaki , Volodymyr Ishchenko.
Check details and register here: https://politicsofliberation.gr/