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Edited volumes

Lancione, M. ed., 2016. Rethinking Life at the Margins. The Assemblage of Contexts, Subjects and Politics, London: Routledge.

'This excellent collection brings a new focus to an enduring and vital question: how is urban marginality produced, lived and contested? [...] An important contribution to debates on urban life and inequality’ Colin McFarlane, Durham University, UK

'This impressive volume, with its masterful introduction, is illuminating and essential reading for urbanists determined to rethink and remake the city anew.’ Edgar Pieterse, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Ethnographic Films

Lancione M. (2017) A început ploaia (It started raining). A feature documentary around evictions and the fight for housing in Bucharest, Romania. Cardiff: A Community Productions.

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Academic papers

Lancione, M, and Elisabetta R. (2017) “Going in, out, through: A Dialogue around Long Skirts, Fried Chips, Frozen Shacks and the Makeshifts of Ethnography.” City 21, no. 2: 135–50. doi:10.1080/13604813.2017.1353335.
Thieme, T, M. Lancione, and E. Rosa. “The City and Its Margins: Ethnographic Challenges across Makeshift Urbanism: Introduction.” City 21, no. 2 (March 4, 2017): 127–34. doi:10.1080/13604813.2017.1353331.

Lancione M, Stefanizzi A and Gaboardi M (2017) Passive adaptation or active engagement ? The challenges of Housing First internationally and in the Italian case. Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/026

Lancione, M. (2017). Revitalising the uncanny : Challenging inertia in the struggle against forced evictions. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

Lancione, M. (2017). Micropolitical entanglements: Positioning and matter. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(4), 574–578.

Lancione, M. (2016) Racialised dissatisfaction: Homeless management and the everyday assemblage of difference, Transactions of the Institute of the British Geographers, 41, 363-375.

Lancione, Michele, and Colin McFarlane. 2016. “Life at the Urban Margins: Sanitation Infra-Making and the Potential of Experimental Comparison.” JOUR. Environment and Planning A , July. doi:10.1177/0308518X16659772 .

Lancione, M., (2016). The ethnographic novel as activist mode of existence: translating the field with homeless people and beyond. Social & Cultural Geography, 9365(October), pp.1–22. Available at:

Lancione M (2016) Beyond Homelessness Studies. European Journal of Homelessness 10(3): 163–176.

Lancione, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2015), The Lightness of Management Learning, Management Learning, 46:3, 280-298

Lancione, M. (2015). Housing First: Successo, Modelli E Sfide Politiche (Housing First: Success, Models and Policy Challenges). Psicologia Di Comunità, no. 2, 23–40.

Lancione, M. (2014), Entanglements of faith: Discourses, practices of care and homeless people in an Italian city of Saints, Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098013514620

Lancione, M. (2014), Assemblages of care and the analysis of public policies on homelessness in Turin, Italy, City, 18:1, 25-40

Lancione, M. 2014. “The Spectacle of the Poor. Or: ‘Wow!! Awesome. Nice to Know That People Care!’Social & Cultural Geography, 15:7, 693-713

Lancione, M. (2013). How is Homelessness? European Journal of Homelessness, 7(2), 237–248.

Lancione, M. (2013), Homeless people and the city of abstract machine. Assemblage thinking and the performative approach to homelessnessArea, 45:3, p. 358-364

Lancione, M. (2013), Introduction: Telescopic Urbanism and the Urban Poor: Symposium, City, 17:4, p. 474-75

Lancione, M. (2013), Truthful social science or: how we learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, (Critical review of B. Flybvjerg “Real Social Science. Applied Phronesis”), The Journal of Political Power, 6:1, p. 147-155

Lancione, M., Clegg, S.R., (2013), The chronotopes of change: Actor-networks in a changing Business School, The Journal of Change Management, 13:2, p. 117–142 -> The article has been nominated as one of the 5 best papers at the EGOS 2013 conference 

Cunha, P.M., Rego, A., Clegg, S. and Lancione, M. (2012), Organizing a utopian State of Exception: The case of the S-21 extermination camp, Phnom Penh, The Journal of Political Power, 5:2, p. 279-299

Lancione, M. (2010)  “Giustizia sociale, spazio e città" (Social justice, space and the city), in Rivista Geografica Italiana, 117 (4), pp. 625-652 – in Italian

Governa, F., De Luca, A., Lancione, M. (2009)  “Le politiche della casa in Europa” (Housing policies in Europe), in Rivista Geografica Italiana, 116 (3) – in Italian

Book reviews

Lancione, M. (2016) "Unfolding the surface of occupation" (book review of A. Vasudevan, 2015, Metropolitan Preoccupations), Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, available here.

Lancione, M. (2012) “Architecture in the space of flows” (book review), by Ballantyne, A., and Smith, C.L., Construction management and economics, 30(3), 253-255 - in English

Lancione, M. (2009) “The spaces of the modern city”  (book review), by Prakash and Kuse (ed), Urban Research & Practice, 3(1), 114-118 – in English

Lancione, M. (2008) "Scenari strategici" (book review), by Magnaghi, A., Rivista Geografica Italiana, 115(4), 2008 – in Italian


Essays in edited volumes

Lancione, M., 2016. The City and “the Homeless”: Machinic Subjects. In H. Frichot, C. Gabrielsson, & J. Metzger, eds. Deleuze and the City. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lancione, M., and McFarlane, C., (2016). “Infrastructural becoming: sanitation and the (un)making of life at the margins”. In: I. Farías and B. Anders, eds., Urban Cosmopolitics. London: Routledge, pp. 45-62

Lancione, M. (2016). The Assemblage of Life at the Margins”, In: M. Lancione, ed., Rethinking Life at the Margins. The Assemblage of Contexts, Subjects and Politics. Routledge, London.

Lancione, M. (2015), "Context. Experiencing the City", in Naar, L. and Clegg, S., Gehry in Sydney. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS, Images Publishing, Mulgrave, pp. 17-32

Lancione, M. (2015), "Commission. A Changing Business School", in Naar, L. and Clegg, S., Gehry in Sydney. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS, Images Publishing, Mulgrave, pp. 33-42

Governa, F., Lancione, M. (2010), La città del sociale: dalle immagini come retoriche alle “non-rappresentazioni” come pratiche (A “social” city: from the use of images as rhetoric to practice of “non-representation”), in Santangelo, Vanolo “Di capitale importanza”, Carocci, Roma – in Italian

De Luca, A., Lancione, M. (2010), La nuova questione abitativa: disagio, politiche e territorio urbano (The new housing question: discomfort, policies and urban space), in Santangelo, Vanolo “Di capitale importanza”, Carocci, Roma – in Italian

Lancione, M. (2008), Gipsies and urban policies: among problems and ambiguities, depth analysis box in “L’Italia delle città: tra malessere e trasfigurazione”, Società Geografica Italiana, Roma – in Italian

Lancione, M. (2008), Social housing in European Union (15) and the role of the cities, depth analysis box in “L’Italia delle città: tra malessere e trasfigurazione”, Società Geografica Italiana, Roma – in Italian


The list of keynotes, seminars and conference participations is in my full CV.