Report: New Roots Exhibition

New Roots Sheffield, 21st Jan – 9th Feb 2019 (3 weeks)Event page: event: Tuesday 22nd JanReading group on Vasudevan’s “Autonomous City” (intro + chapter 2), with opportunity to ask questions to the author: Thursday 7th Feb,Location: 347 Glossop Road, near to the University of Sheffield campus and Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Click here for directions. Founded in 1987, New Roots is a volunteer-run, non-for-profit community shop, providing ethical local and Fairtrade products, including organic fruit and vegetables, as well as space for reflection, relaxation, and activism. They also specialise in vegan & gluten free … Continue reading Report: New Roots Exhibition


CFP: Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, & Trespass

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London (Aug 27-30). Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, and Trespass Conveners:Samuel Burgum, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield Alexander Vasudevan, School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford Abstract:Cities in the global North have recently witnessed an upsurge in squatting, trespass and other forms of occupation. Ordinary citizens … Continue reading CFP: Critical Geographies of Occupation, Squatting, & Trespass

#MakingSpace On Tour

Click here for the report on the maiden exhibition at Union St Cafe, Nov 2018. Making Space Zine (44 exhibits across 16 pages)Download There are currently plans (some more advanced than others) to bring the exhibition to Leeds, Manchester, London, Bristol, and Glastonbury Festival in 2019. In particular, I am searching for either publicly-accessible university space or 'autonomous' spaces for hosting the exhibition (preferably the latter). Most important criteria is the … Continue reading #MakingSpace On Tour

Report: Making Space Exhibition (Sheffield)

Making Space: an exhibition of squatting, trespass, and direct housing action. Union St Cafe at part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Sheffield, 5-10th Nov 2018. Squatting, trespass, and occupation have a long and radical history in the UK which is often overlooked, dismissed, or forgotten; yet parallels and shapes the way we think … Continue reading Report: Making Space Exhibition (Sheffield)

FOIs: Property Guardian Companies

The results of three freedom of information requests submitted to Lambeth, Wandsworth, and Southwark councils in March 2018; as well as Haringey council in October 2018. 1. Number of building under council stewardship which are currently being protected by property guardian companies Lambeth - 10 Southwark - 9 Haringey - 9 Wandsworth - 9 2. … Continue reading FOIs: Property Guardian Companies

Response to Gov Consultation on Unauthorised Encampments (June 2018)

'Alternatives to Criminalization - Response to the UK Government Public Consultation on Powers for Dealing with Unauthorised Developments And Encampments, April 2018' Samuel Burgum & Ryan Powell, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, University of Sheffield, June 2018 Download: Word Doc Leeds GATE Response: PDF Public Consultation Doc: PDF