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Housing Activism: Beyond the West




Venue: Södertörn University, Flemingsberg, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

Rooms: MA796 & MB505

27 May 2016

9.00- 9.30 Registration (room: MA796)

9.30- 10.00 Introduction

10.00- 12.00 Session 1

12.00- 13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Session 2

15.00-15.20 Coffee break

15.20-18.00 Session 3

18.00-19.40 Activist panel focusing on differences and similarities in housing activism in various non-Western contexts.

Room: MB505

The Committee of Defence of Tenants Rights (Komitet Obrony Praw Lokatorów) (Poland)
* A Város Mindenkié/The City is for All (Hungary)
*  Dikmen Vadisi Barınma Hakkı Bürosu/Office of Housing Rights in Dikmen Vadisi (Turkey)* Frente Popular Francisco Villa Independiente (Mexico) 

20.00 Conference dinner for paper givers


28 May 2016

9.00-11.00 Session 4

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Keynote speech: Margit Mayer, Center for Metropolitan Studies:

“Housing struggles in the context of neoliberalization”

Room: MB505

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Session 5

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-18.40 Session 6

20.00 Optional conference dinner for paper givers


Session 1 Activism against Clearance and Displacement I                                                                                                                                                                     

Daria Zelenova   Housing activism and housing struggles in contemporary South Africa


Juliana Canedo  Time to resist: housing struggle in Rio de Janeiro


Gülçin Erdi Lelandais  Reclaiming the City: The Resistance of Dikmen Valley against Urban Transformation in Ankara (Turkey)



Session 2 Alliance Building in Housing Struggles                                                                                                                                                        

Joanna Kostka and Katarzyna Czarnota  Resisting evictions: The case study of an alliance between the squatting movement and tenants’ association in the city of Poznań


Ngai Ming YIP  Housing Activism and coalition making in an authoritarian state – risks, opportunities and prospects


Bálint Misetics  The struggle for right to housing in Hungary



Session 3 Activism and Policy Making                                                                                                                                                 

Walter Imilan  Urban Indigenous Social Housing in Chile: Neoliberal multiculturalism?


Katalin Amon  Revanchism and housing rights activism in the Hungarian context



Anna Domaradzka & Filip Wijkström  Losers among winners? Housing activists as challengers in the field of housing policy


Miguel Angel Martinez   Political outcomes of housing movements: the case of the P.A.H. in Madrid


Session 4 Activism against Clearance and Displacement II       


Katherine Brickell    Lotus-Wielding Activism: Intimate Geopolitics of Forced Eviction and Women’s Protest in Cambodia


Vasiliki Makrygianni   Moving populations and housing practices in Greece during a crisis era


Hade Turkmen       Studying Dynamics of Contention in Ongoing Urban Struggles



Session 5          From cooperatives to squats: Building housing alternatives against neoliberalism


Andrea Aureli and Pierpaolo Mudu    Rightful subjects unlawful practices: re-conceptualizing long-term strategies and short-term emergencies beyond the state


Marta Solanas   FUCVAM: housing cooperativism, from the neighbourhoods in Uruguay to a counter-hegemonic alternative for other Souths


Klemen Ploštajner       The hardship of activism in the society of homeowners


Session 6 Repertoires of Action in Housing Activism


Ana Vilenica, Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen   Contexts and forms of housing activism in Serbia today


Yewei HU   Between Politicisation and Commericalisation: Organizations of Homeowners and Housing Activism in China from 2005 to 2015


Lea Horvat  From loud to quiet: medial image of student housing activism in (Post-)Yugoslavia


Max Holleran Home Sweet Second Home: Residential Tourism at Europe’s Edges after the 2008 Crisis




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