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Housing loss and insecurity: research, resistance and solidarity 
Convenor:
Caterina Sartori (Goldsmiths (University of London))
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Format:
Panel Discussion
Start time:
21 March, 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
1

Short Abstract:

This panel calls for papers engaging with the loss of housing and with housing insecurity, and with the way researchers, artists, residents and activist mobilise audio-visual tools to make sense of this predicament.

Long Abstract

This panel calls for papers engaging with the loss of housing and with housing insecurity, and with the way researchers, artists, residents and activist mobilise audio-visual tools to make sense of this predicament.

In a global context where housing is increasingly implicated in a financialised economy in the form of real estate, the home is ever more than before the space where every day domestic life intersects with economics and politics. Moreover, gendered and racialised dynamics strongly shape the way housing is organised and experienced, and the ways it is rendered insecure, unstable and precarious. As much as housing is about providing shelter and comfort, it can also entrap residents in domestic and economic webs of exploitation and insecurity. Whether though the effect of foreclosures, evictions or demolition, through displacement caused by regeneration, gentrification, environmental disasters, political turmoil or war, housing insecurity, housing loss or the threat of housing loss affects countless households globally.

We are inviting papers that engage with the way audio-visual tools are used to understand, research, make visible, and resist housing insecurity and the loss of housing. This can include material developed by residents and activist, as well as by researchers and artists, or by both working in collaboration. In particular we are interested in the way audio-visual materials can produce new narratives, engender collaborations, and create networks of solidarity and support across space and time.

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