Laura Roth

Laura Roth teaches at Pompeu Fabra University and works for the Participation Area of the Barcelona City Council. She focuses on participatory democracy and its relationship with political culture and with the law. As a member of the International Group of Barcelona en Comú, she also helps build an international municipalist network.

women protesting

Debate: Municipalism and the feminisation of politics

These and other feminist practices depend on face-to-face interactions, a disposition to change, trust and shared experiences. New municipalism offers a great opportunity to experiment with these innovations. It is one we must embrace.

January 21, 2022

Barcelona City Hall

The importance of the local in today’s context

Based on their concrete situations, such as pollution, lack of housing, or lack of drinking water, people are able to build a relational power that challenges and changes reality.

July 23, 2021

Feminise Politics Now! report cover

A feminist municipalist manifesto

We take the feminisation of politics to mean ‘making politics more feminist’, but that does not simply mean seeing more women in traditional positions of power.

April 16, 2021

Fearless Cities gathering

Which Municipalism? Let’s be Choosy

In reality, the municipalism of the Fearless Cities means that winning local governments and making them stronger is only part of a broader political strategy based on building power from the bottom up, both within and outside formal institutions.

January 25, 2019


Internationalism and the New Municipalism

In moving together, municipalist movements are already demonstrating internationalism — in the “old” sense of working together across boundaries. Yet this internationalism provides the crucible for working towards internationalism in a “new” sense…

October 9, 2018