Read on section

Dear students, tutors, lecturers!



Aware of the limitless materials available at the tips of our fingers but the limited space, time and, frankly, patience we all have in regards to gathering sources for the IP topics (and thus IP papers), we set out here to provide a ‘Read-On’ section that will grow from now until June, but in a controlled, filtered fashion. We hope this will be useful for students in terms of ideas and resources for the IP papers (according to each sub-theme), but also for lecturers who will be using these materials in class in preparation for the IP.
While we have provided a ‘base’ IP Reader, we realize that this is not all that needs to be said about these subjects and, more importantly, there may be other and better materials out there (always!).
Our aim here is thus: to provide a forum for building up a bibliography that is easily accessible and organized according to each sub-theme, as well as under the general heading of ‘Resilience, Resistance, and Adaptation: Understanding a Changing Europe’. We will be posting articles and other materials that filter through our system, which we hope you will help us with!

If you have any interesting sources (articles, videos, images) you would like to share, please send them to US or your coordinators/lecturers, (whom we also include in this call), so we can upload them in this section. You can send them to:
In the subject please write the number of the sub-theme (1,2,3) or G (for the general topic).


For the moment, we leave you with the following materials:


Resilience, Resistance, and Adaptation: Understanding a Changing Europe

1. Change and the City: urban spaces as catalysts for change

  • The Right To the City. Preface + First Chapter from “Rebel Cities” by David Harvey
  • Our future in cities (a playlist of 9 TED talks)
    “Humanity’s future is the future of cities. Explore the crowded favelas, greened-up blocks and futuristic districts that could shape the future of cities, and take a profane, hilarious side trip to the suburbs.”

2. The shifting borders of inclusion/exclusion: Europe as a space of change.

3. Europe’s place in a global setting: unified, divided, multi-track or simply lost?