Experimental Geographies

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

Tag Archives: Housing crisis

Further Reflections on the UK Housing Crisis

I can’t recommend enough the deeply sobering interview that James Butler conducted with a Balfron Tower evictee in Tower Hamlets. An upsetting if timely riposte to the egregious Wonga-fuelled boosterism … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crisis Urbanism

Some questions about crisis and the city (These questions are motivated by a desire to think differently about the city as a site of social transformation. If we are to, … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a 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

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

From Housing Crisis to Radical Urbanism: Reflections on Squatting

Over two weeks ago I posted a piece on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site which explored the coalition government’s plans to criminalize squatting subject to a brief consultation period. … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment