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Commoning housing through occupation: From squats to co-ops

Tid: 2018-11-09 14:00 -- 2018-11-09 16:00
Plats: Room: NIA0607, in the 6th floor in Niagara
Målgrupp: All interested

Speaker: Mara Ferreri, Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

A key tool in the repertoire of urban social movements is the reclaiming of empty spaces for self-managed use, including for collective dwelling, through direct action. In critical urban scholarship, residential occupations have been understood as performing precarious housing commons, which often exist alongside struggles for establishing longer-term community-led initiatives. In this presentation, I introduce the little-known experience of housing commoning in London by examining the transition from the 1970s organised mass squatting to the short-life housing movement – a temporary commons for over 15,000 Londoners – to the establishment of permanent fully-mutual housing co-operatives.

We are pleased to invite you to this semesters seminar series in Urban Studies. We have organized, together with the Institute for the studies of Malmö History, five exciting events on the topic of Urban Commons and The Right to the City. Please save the dates, and invite friends and colleagues that you think might be interested.

Urban Seminar Series: Urban Commons and The Right to the City

Senast uppdaterad av Johanna Svensson