The spatial underpinnings of the revolutionary protests in Algiers

Sunday 7 July 2019

Since February 22, 2019, when Algerians started to mobilize within the public space, the political scene has been taken over by weekly mass protests, described by the press as “tsunamis,” in the urban centers of the country’s cities both large and small. Until now, the attention has been on the popular movement’s demands and successive gains, largely ignoring the spatial forms of the mobilization, despite this being central to the current rebirth of civil society. Indeed, the daily fight to (re)claim public spaces has been the whole point of this uprising.

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