What is the future of port cities and towns? Can local communities coexist with global ports? Until what extent can a port grow? This podcast produced for Port City Future, by sea is the new land, hears the voices of citizens that are struggling against the controversial expansion of ports, in the attempt to share and consolidate a socio-spatial perspective informed by inhabitants’ narrative.

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Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

This episode of FRICTIONS listens to the civic contestation against the planned expansion of the port in the city of Mersin, Turkey.

‘Pra’ – Genoa

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021

This episode of FRICTIONS focuses on the contested transformation of a touristy citadel into and industrial port town and the civic engagement of its citizens, in the western periphery of Genoa, Italy.

Monday Jul 19, 2021

In this episode of Frictions, we hear about the contested expansion of the Makassar port in Indonesia. Fishing communities here are particularly alarmed, giving that this expansion coincides with industrial sea sand mining, social injustices and corporate irresponsibility.

Tuesday May 25, 2021

This episode of frictions focuses on the Arctic, home to the Sámi people – the only recognised indigenous group in Europe. New shipping routes and related logistics infrastructure are planned to cross the melting region, threatening their already precarious community life.

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

This episode of FRICTIONS explores a case of “maritime disentanglement” and its consequences on sea rising perception in the coastal area between the port city of Ravenna and the Po river delta.  

Thursday Mar 18, 2021

This episode of FRICTIONS delves into the conflict and uncertain futures that characterize the relationship between the city, the port and the cruise industry in Venice. 

Monday Feb 15, 2021

This episode of FRICTIONS explores the on-going socio-spatial conflict at the Port of Piraeus, Greece, where local citizens are contesting the plan for port expansion.

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