Introducing the Radical Housing Journal: Launch of Issue 1 and Scholar-Activist Work From Forthcoming Issues (Part II)

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Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Maryland C, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Erin McElroy, Michele Lancione
Chairs: Erin McElroy


This double session organized by three editors of the newly-formed Radical Housing Journal (RHJ) will introduce the journal, and feature content from contributors of its forthcoming issues. The RHJ was born out of a desire to bring together theoretically and politically relevant knowledge of housing issues and forms of organizing, speaking to (and through) academics and non-academics, grassroots activists, practitioners, and policy-makers. We are invested in antiracist, feminist, decolonial, anticapitalist, and relational scholarship, and here are interested in discussing the politics of academic and non-academic publishing, and in hearing about the experiences of colleagues involved in similar projects. The papers from the first issue, which will be launched to coincide with the 2019 conference, focus on the 2008 economic crisis as a turning point for housing struggle and housing movements across the world, albeit in very diverse ways. Papers and retrospectives traverse Manila, Puerto Rico, Paris, Toronto, Detroit, Sao Paulo, and beyond. The second issue interrogates the structures, subjectivities, struggles and experiences of rent, again from a wide range of perspectives, methods and geographies. We will also include two pieces from Romania and the US that will be featured in the third issue, that speak to the importance of producing eviction data and knowledge around the struggles of communities most impacted by gentrification. We hope to bring these authors and activists together to share their work and set future goals, not only for housing movement building across borders, but also for critical housing scholarship in general. Organized by Felicia Berryessa-Erich, Michele Lancione, and Erin McElroy.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Erin McElroy University of California - Santa Cruz 3 9:55 AM
Introduction Michele Lancione 3 9:58 AM
Presenter Rachael Baker*, York University, Toward a politics of accountability: neighborliness, care and whiteness in Detroit’s Foreclosure crisis 18 10:01 AM
Presenter Khristine Alvarez*, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, Benevolent evictions and cooperative housing models in post-Ondoy Manila 18 10:19 AM
Presenter Terra Graziani*, University of California Los Angeles, Daniela Aiello*, University of Georgia, Eviction Lab Misses the Mark 18 10:37 AM
Presenter Amanda Huron*, University of the District of Columbia, Neil Gray, University of Glasgow, Struggles Over and Beyond Rent: An Exchange 18 10:55 AM
Discussant AbdouMaliq Simone 18 11:13 AM

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