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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

Book review of ‘Global Urbanism’ in IJURR

Thank you Michele Acuto for your generous review in IJURR of the book I’ve done with Colin McFarlane! 56 authors across the globe, for a non-totalising & grounded reading of ‘global urbanism’… It took a

Years of struggle ahead

Now we are going to watch her – and I ask for all of you, to please watch us. There are going to be years of struggles ahead – around #gender and #sexuality rights, #migration

In Lecce for the ‘Giornate della Geografia’ (AGEI)

I am in beautiful Lecce today, opening the #Giornate della #Geografia of the Associazione dei geografi italiani – Association of Italian Geographers with Anna Casaglia and Claudio Minca I will speak of the challenges and

Beyond Inhabitation at RC21 in Athens

I have the privilege of working with scholars who are going to mark #urban & #housing studies. Thumbs up for the work of my postdocs Daniela Morpurgo, Rodrigo Castriota, Chiara Cacciotti, Oluwafemi Olajide, Ana Vilenica,

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

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