Keynote at Malmö’s Institute of Urban Research during workshop on Evictability

I am excited to take part in a two-day event on “Evictability: Understanding the nexus of migration and urban displacements” at Malmö University, Institute for Urban Research, June 2-3 , 2022

I will be delivering one of the two keynotes (the other by Huub van Baar), followed by the screening of my documentary on forced evictions in the city centre of Bucharest, A Inceput Ploaia/It Started Raining.

At the core of this event, there is a full-day workshop with scholars working on migrations, eviction, displacement and racialised dispossession coming from all over Europe. I very much look forward to the conversation! The program is below, and here.

Thank you to the wonderful Maria Persdotter, Valeria Raimondi and Mauricio Rogat for the organising!


Thursday, June 2:

ABF Malmö, Stora salen, Spånehusvägen 47 (from Malmö C take bus #5 to Folkets park)

13:00-14:00 Informal lunch, location TBD (at your own expense)
14:00-14:15 Welcome and introductions
14:15-15:15 Huub van Baar (KU Leuven) – keynote address + Q&A
15:15-15:30 Break, snacks
15:30-16:30 Michele Lancione (Polytechnic of Turin), keynote address + Q&A
16:30-17:45 FILM: A început ploaia/It started raining: Fighting for the right to housing in Bucharest
17:45-18:00 Break, snacks
18:00-19:30 City walk: Local social movement history, Pål Brunnström and Fredrik Egefur
9:30 Pizza-dinner at Far i Hatten, Folkets park (
These events are open to the public


Friday, June 3:

Malmö University (Niagara building, 4th floor, Room A0407), Nordenskiöldsgatan 1 (nearest bus stop: Anna Lindh’s plats)

9:00-10:00 Workshop Session 1 (3 papers)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Workshop Session 2 (4 papers)
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-13:45 Workshop Session 3 (3 papers)
13:45 -14:00 Break
14:00-15:00 Workshop Session 4 (3 papers)
15:00- 15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Final group discussion
18:00 Informal dinner and drinks, location TBD (at your own expense)
NOTE: The workshop sessions are not open to the public.
Photo: Jenny Eliasson, Malmö Museer.