Housing Precarity in London Today: Action Research and Creating Change

Monday 20 February, 11:00-13:00
Room GC201, Graduate Centre

This session explores ways that academic research can be actively employed in creating change around housing security for communities and campaigning groups in London.

Image: Faith Taylor
Image: Faith Taylor

The housing market in London is out of control. Access to affordable homes with secure tenancies is a growing challenge for many people in the city. For most, ownership in the city is a financial impossibility. How can academic research help to resist housing injustice and effect policy change? Through bringing together different academics and activists, this GradFest session illustrates some of the ways that meeting this challenge is possible.

Speakers: Paul Watt, Faith Taylor, Theo Barry-Born, and Katya Nasim (TBC).

Image: Birkbeck UL

Paul Watt is Reader in Urban Studies at the Department of Geography, Birkbeck, specialising in the intersections between social inequalities, space, and place. His research has given crucial insight into the legacy of the 2012 Olympics and urban regeneration in East London. He is co-editor of the forthcoming book London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City:  A Hollow Legacy? (Palgrave Macmillan).

 

 

 

 

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