Independent press Semiotext(e) helped to break theory out of the confines of academia – and make it a tool for everyday people to deepen their understanding of popular culture.
Forged in the Partisan struggle against fascism, post-war Yugoslavia sought to build an alternative to capitalism outside the Cold War bind – and, for some decades, it succeeded.
There is no fully integrated public transport system in any British city outside of London – but Glasgow has created one for a fortnight, for diplomats only, during COP26.
The Left is haunted by the prospect of becoming a subculture divorced from mass politics – but the history of our movement shows that marginal spaces play a critical role in liberating society.
Sheffield-born musician Richard H. Kirk passed away last month. His music, in Cabaret Voltaire and after, told a story of darkness and paranoia growing into a utopian, expansive vision of the future.
From the late 70s to the early 90s, the New Architecture Movement proposed a form of building that centred the needs of people, not property developers – an idea that remains just as relevant today.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, who died last week at the age of 85, wasn’t just a sonic genius – he was also a politicised producer whose work was full of demands for justice.
A series of new books on urban activism in the Baltic States depicts how dilapidated or disused public spaces have become the focus for activists and artists.
Comedian Alexei Sayle has spent his lockdowns making Cyclogeography – a delightful and quietly radical series of videos which celebrate the boredom and strangeness of our urban landscapes.
The cross-currents of politics and creative culture in China over the decades have had a major effect on both – influencing how culture is produced, and how politics is understood.
Elain Harwood’s forthcoming book Mid-Century Britain focuses on a time when the architecture of the welfare state was decorative and cheery, rather than monumental and avant-garde.
David Renton is the author of numerous books on the far-right, from a history of the Anti-Nazi League to a theoretical analysis of fascism. He talks to Tribune about what it is – and how it can be fought.
The recently re-released ‘Friendship’s Death’ is an ambitious 1980s Channel 4 film in which left-wing director Peter Wollen brings radical science fiction together with the Palestinian freedom struggle.
Svetlana Kana Radević was one of the great architects of socialist Yugoslavia – her emphasis on public space showed what architecture can achieve when liberated from the constraints of the property market.
In the 1940s, New Zealand’s Labour government employed architects who fled Nazi Germany to design working-class housing in Auckland – and inspire a vision of what a socialist city of the future might look like.
The existence of the Nine Elms sky pool isn’t only evidence of the absurd luxuries of the rich – it proves that we could all have communal luxury, if our political class thought it worthwhile.
Four new books about the life and works of Edward Said remind us of his towering intellectual significance – and his indispensable contribution to understanding Palestine’s struggle for liberation.
Recent campaigns against council housing and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in London are a reminder of the dangers of localist rhetoric – and how it can be weaponised against progressive policies.
During the Vietnam War the city of Vinh was almost destroyed by US bombing. It was rebuilt with the help of socialists around the world – and today its architecture stands as a monument to that solidarity.
New books by Jon Cruddas and Amelia Horgan exploring work share much common ground, but come to radically different conclusions – exposing a deep generational divide over the future of the workplace.