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

Tag Archives: right to the city

David Harvey at Crisis-Scapes Conference

David Harvey speaking at the Crisis-Scapes Conference: Athens and Beyond

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Radical Housing Weekender 2014

The Radical Housing Network in London presents the Housing Weekender 2014. In the words of the organisers, the event which takes place on April 26th and 27th “will bring people … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Regeneration as Displacement

Loretta Lees was in the School yesterday and gave an excellent paper on the state-led gentrification of British council estates since the late 1990s. The paper built, in part, on … Continue reading

May 16, 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

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

Urban Uprising/Re-imagining the City: CUNY, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

This looks like really fantastic – a CUNY conference that examines how we might come to think about and inhabit cities differently. Further details are available here.

November 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

David Harvey at Occupy London

Here’s a video of David Harvey speaking on November 12th at the occupation at St. Paul’s. The full transcript can be found here.

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment