Everyday Revolutions in Southern and Eastern Europe

  • Piotr Goldstein (Organiser)
  • Amelia Abercrombie (Organiser)
  • Phaedra Douzina Bakalaki (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


Inspired by the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, the event promises to explore the contemporary pertinence of the idea of revolution in Southern and Eastern Europe. Moving beyond questions of radical transformation and irreversible political change, the concept of ‘everyday revolutions’ problematizes the overlooked revolutionary potential of small-scale resistance, grassroots mobilisation, counter-culture, liberation movements, and alternative provisioning, among others.

These phenomena direct attention to the challenges faced by the ‘edges of Europe’. From deindustrialization to corruption, and from to authoritarianism to welfare retraction, the Southern and Eastern peripheries of the European project are currently troubled by profound social, economic, and political challenges. The diverse manners by which actors signify, cope with, and react against these everyday struggles are revealing. People’s struggles for wellbeing, equality, and dignity materialise in ideological critique, intimate investment, and tenacious action.

This event featured conventional academic papers, discussions, films and interactive workshops for adults and children.
Period19 May 201720 May 2017
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • revolution
  • activism
  • everyday
  • social movements
  • civil society
  • resistance
  • responsibility
  • artivism