Template talk:Autonomous social centers

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Inclusion criteria[edit]

In case any edit wars crop up around this template, I think we should note some inclusion criteria. I'm in favour of broad criteria, namely any radical bookshop/social centre that disseminates political literature, acts as a meeting space or library for radical groups. In other words, I don't think it would be produictive to insist on reliable sources explicitly calling the operation an "infoshop" (which would injudiciously exclude non-American operatinos, for example). the skomorokh 23:44, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Given the content of this template, I'd like to suggest that it be renamed to Template:Infoshops and social centers. — Hex (❝?!❞) 15:04, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
As no objection's been raised since I made the suggestion three years ago, I've gone ahead and done the rename. — Hex (❝?!❞) 17:59, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Accurate reflection of number of centers[edit]

Hi my problem with this list is that it gives a totally wrong impression of the number of social centres in existence. If you go here http://usurpa.squat.net/ And click on the PDF you get the events happening in Barcelona centres this week. As I’m writing this there are 60 centres listed as running events this week. This is more centres than this entire list has listed for the world in just one city. Athens Greece also has vast numbers of centres, Italy at least 2 in every city and many more in places such as Milan or Rome. My point is that to make this list encyclopaedic it would be gigantic. The list gives the impression that it is mainly a small northern European phenomenon whereas it’s actually more prevalent in Southern Europe. FrutiDurruti (talk) 16:58, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi FD - the list can only reflect places that we have articles for; and in order to have an article, a place has to meet our general notability guideline. Perhaps there needs to be an article about social centres as a southern European phenomenon; that's certainly possible if there are reliable sources that discuss it. — Hex (❝?!❞) 23:29, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Another possibility is to create a list article, detailing all the centers Jonpatterns (talk) 12:53, 16 December 2013 (UTC)


Ungdomshuset in Denmark reopenned in a new location, should be moved to Current, and left in old? Jonpatterns (talk) 12:53, 16 December 2013 (UTC)