Learning from housing histories: Why we need to requisition property to address the pandemic

New blog post with Greater Manchester Housing Action. http://www.gmhousingaction.com/we-need-to-requisition-property/

Report: Brighton & Glastonbury 2019 Exhibitions

A Right to home?, University of Brighton, 6-7th June 2019 With thanks to Deanna and Sarah for inviting me. Guestbook Comments from Brighton.Just beyond amazing! CheersInspiring, empowering! Crowdsourcing additional info is such a great approach! Kudos! Mandala Stage, Glastonbury Festival 201926th-30th June 2019 With many thanks to Finn for helping me put the exhibition on. … Continue reading Report: Brighton & Glastonbury 2019 Exhibitions

Origins of the Squatter Symbol

Article by Amanda Wasielewski. An artist and writer whose research intersects media, art, and architecture. She holds a PhD in Art History from the CUNY Graduate Center and is the author of Made in Brooklyn: Artists, Hipsters, Makers, Gentrifiers (2018). This research was completed thanks to funding from the Social Sciences Research Council. Email: awasielewski@gradcenter.cuny.edu 'From … Continue reading Origins of the Squatter Symbol

Public Book Discussion: Vasudevan’s ‘Autonomous City’

New Roots Co-operative Shop, Sheffield. 7th February 2019. Part of the Making Space exhibition. Public discussion with Alex Vasudevan (AV) author of The Autonomous City & Sam Burgum (SB). AV: The first thing to say is that conversations around the history of urban squatting are, by their very nature, incomplete. There's so much more work … Continue reading Public Book Discussion: Vasudevan’s ‘Autonomous City’

Report: New Roots Exhibition

New Roots Sheffield, 21st Jan – 9th Feb 2019 (3 weeks)Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/748741248842585/Launch 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