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Geographies and flights

I am an urban ethnographer and activist, working at the Urban Institute, Sheffield University. This website is here to recollect representations in order for them to be re-used and repossessed. Get in touch clicking here or follow @michelelancione

Writing the city [into the urban] – Workshop in Paris

Numerous events took place across Europe to celebrate the 50 years after the backlash of ’68. Pushpa Arabindoo, Senior Lecturer at UCL, organised a very special one at the Institute D’etudes Avancées in Paris last

Radical Housing Journal – first Call for Papers

    I am, together with a collective of 14 people spread around the world, launching the first call for papers for a new publication called the Radical Housing Journal. This is a horizontally managed,

Un ritorno alla poesia [A Poem]

  [Note: I claim of writing poetry in my own language. After more than a year, I am coming back to it. This blog have more than 150 poems in it, reaching back to 2008.

Beyond homelessness studies: a keynote at the ERCH

I was recently generously invited by FEANTSA and the European Observatory on Homelessness to deliver one of the keynotes at the 12th European Research Conference on Homelessness, under the theme ‘Changing Profiles of Homelessness: Implications for

New special issue and paper on ethnography and the margins

Together with my good friends and colleagues Tatiana Thieme (UCL) and Elisabetta Rosa (Université Catholique de Louvain) we have just published a very exciting special issue in City: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy,

New contribution to a forum on minor politics in EPD

I am very happy to be part of this exciting forum around micro politics and the minor, which builds on Cindi Katz’s 1996 ‘Towards Minor Theory‘ published in EPD: Society and Space. The forum was

New paper: Revitalising the Uncanny, EPD: Society and Space

EPD: Society and Space has just published my new paper entitled ‘Revitalising the uncanny: Challenging inertia in the struggle against forced evictions’. I am grateful to the Journal’s Editors for this opportunity and to a

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