Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Category Archives: Squatting

CFP RGS-IBG 2014 Geographies of Forced Eviction: Dispossession, Violence, Insecurity

Geographies of Forced Eviction: Dispossession, Violence, Insecurity Call for Papers: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014. Katherine Brickell, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Writing

“Wohnungslos muss nicht sein – zieht in leere Häuser ein!” “Krieg den Hütten, Paläste für alle!” “Lass kraake, lass knalle – Wir bleiben Alle!”  -German squatter slogans (via Amantine, 2012) … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclaiming the Precarious City

I’ve been so busy over the past couple of weeks with exam marking that I never got a chance to post details of a piece that I did for the … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Open House 2013: Challenging the Housing Crisis

I can’t stress enough how urgent Open House 2013 actually is. In the words of the organisers: “Open House is a nine-day space that will bring together people facing the … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Book on the History of Squatting in Berlin

I’ve just been offered a contract to write a spatial history of squatting in Berlin for the RGS-IBG Book Series. I’m very excited and look forward to finishing the manuscript. … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Autonomous City: Video

In March 2012, I was lucky enough to speak at KTH in Stockholm as part of a seminar series on “City Axioms” organized by the Institute of Social Anthropology at … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Criminalization of Squatting in the UK: Some Reflections

I’ve recently commented on the proposal to make squatting in residential properties a criminal offence. There are two pieces in the Guardian (here and here) and one in Shift Magazine … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Housing Question

Really interesting CFP (courtesy of crit-geog): Call for Papers, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG) 2012, New York, February 24th – 28th The Housing Question Revisited Session Organizers: Henrik Gutzon … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Spaces of Alterity Conference at Nottingham, April 27-28

All the details can be found here. I’m really looking forward to participating in a roundtable on “conceptualising counter-hegemonic space.” I’ve not been asked to prepare a written paper but … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bifo, Agamben and a New Round of Student Occupations

1. Bifo on critical pedagogy: A rousing and provocative talk by Bifo at the Brera Academy in Milan (see here for entire transcript). A couple of excerpts: I would like to … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 1 Comment