#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

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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

Project Update: The story so far…

Funded until October 2020, I find myself in the incredibly privileged position of having space, time and resources to research squatting and housing movements in London, and have been trying to make the most of this opportunity both for myself and (importantly) put the project at the service of those activists and campaigners who are … Continue reading Project Update: The story so far…