José Luis Fernández Casadevante Kois is a sociologist and international expert on food sovereignty for UNIA. He is also a member of the work cooperative GARUA and has been a neighbourhood activist for more than a decade, involved currently in promoting urban agriculture projects through the Urban Gardens of the Regional Federation of Neighbourhood Associations (FRAVM). His blog can be found at Raices en el asfalto.
By José Luis Fernández Casadevante Kois, Nerea Morán Alonso, Nuria del Viso, Open Democracy
In common with other critical social movements, the community gardens presented their demands under the umbrella of the right to the city, understood not as a legal claim, but as citizens’ right to intervene in the city, to build it and transform it.