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I am full Professor of Economic and Political Geography at DIST in Turin and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at the Urban Institute, Sheffield. With AbdouMaliq Simone, I founded and co-direct the Beyond Inhabitation Lab. I am also a co-founder and Editor of the Radical Housing Journal, Corresponding Editor at IJURR and Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Housing Policy. Get in touch @michelelancione

New Radical Housing Journal issue out now!

The Radical Housing Journal seventh Issue is now out!! Issue 4.1 – Carcerality, Housing Precarity and Abolition Edited by Samanta Thompson, Erin McElroy, Ana Vilenica and myself. Peer-reviewed, open-access and freely available at https://radicalhousingjournal.org/issue/issue-4-1/ In

Urban Future seminar at the University of Utrecht

I am happy to be in Utrecht today Faculty of Geosciences, speaking at their Urban Future Lecture Series. I will be presenting research underpinning the work we do at the Beyond Inhabitation Lab (www.beyondinhabitation.org) Thanks

Update on the Polytechnic – Frontex case

Following the ongoing investigative work of Luca Rondi at Altra Economia (ITA – ENG) I am writing again – this time not alone, but with my colleague Francesca Governa – to the regents of the

Grammar of the Urban Ground – new book with Ash Amin for Duke

“Grammars of the Urban Ground“, the book I co-edited with Ash Amin for Duke University Press, is now out at https://www.dukeupress.edu/grammars-of-the-urban-ground Get 30% off the paperback with code E22GRMMR, and check in the coming weeks

Beyond Inhabitation Spring 2022 Seminars Series

Today at the Beyond Inhabitation Lab we are announcing our 2022 Spring Seminar Series! In our first set of interventions and collective conversations, we are very excited to host three distinguished scholars here in Turin,

Launching “Beyond Inhabitation: A Collective Study Lab”

Today, after a year of preparation, we are launching our “Beyond Inhabitation: A Collective Study Lab” based at DIST in Turin, Italy. This is our beautiful website: https://beyondinhabitation.org Through the Lab, we aim to provide

Against all imperialism. Europe must open its borders

Much of what I think around Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine is contained is this powerful text from a group of Russian anarchists, appeared on CrimeThink. I would only like to add two points. First,

Last position on my ERC project now available – RTDA

The last position available on my ERC ‘Inhabiting Radical Housing’ project has been advertised yesterday.   3- year research contract (RTDA) to work in Turin with a fantastic team of international researchers at DIST –

Ciao, bell hooks

ciao bell hooks when I did my PhD this book allowed me not to feel ashamed about my working-class self-made ‘culture’ and it allowed me to see the power of feminist thinking and of black

My University works with Frontex: not in my name

My Department at the Polytechnic of Turin is creating maps for Frontex, the EU border control agency, which is involved in the violent pushbacks of refugees. I wrote to Altreconomia – the magazine that broke

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