‘Cairo is in a state of becoming’ …

Just ran across this Times article, which feels germane to our ongoing discussion on how exodus/general strike/autogestion might occur, what it might look like, and what it means to think of physical construction. It also makes me think about Harvey’s insistence on paying attention to the workers that actually build the city:

This means that Egyptians are figuring out anew how they relate to one another and to the city they have always occupied without quite fully owning — figuring out how to create that city for themselves, politically and socially, as well as with bricks and mortar. Headlines have naturally focused on the macro-battles, but the bird’s-eye view does not always reveal what is happening at street level, on corners and in neighborhoods, where daily life today means navigating new relationships with fellow citizens and the spaces they share.

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