A right to home? Understanding and responding to housing inequality
6 – 7 June 2019
University of Brighton
In contemporary society, the so-called housing crisis and inequality surrounding access to housing is a central theme in public debate. The current hypercommodification of the housing market, the dismantling of the social rent sector and mass-scale dispossession do not only entail an unequal distribution of housing, but also reflect the conditionality of access to theright to home.
Following the ‘Right to Home’ symposium hosted at the University of Brighton 2018, this two-day event aims to bring together activists, practitioners and researchers responding to housing inequality to explore the global and historical interconnections of the housing crisis and its localised consequences. We would like to invite contributions for 10 minute presentations sharing research, experience and activist work on housing inequality.
We look forward to contributions engaging with the following themes:
- Gentrification, dispossession and displacement
- Social housing, stigma and exclusion
- Private rental sector and commercialisation of homes
- Homelessness and criminalisation
- Squatting, housing cooperatives, alternative homes and new utopias
We are happy to invite submissions until 19 April 2019, please include your name, affiliation, presentation title and short description (max 250 words) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org