Squatting as Claiming the Right to the City

Written by Diana Bogado, Noel Manzano and Marta Solanas Introduction The phenomena of squatting and occupying currently constitute global methods of resisting the “neoliberal” dynamic of the global metropolis. We use the term occupy to refer to housing occupations that seek to guarantee shelter for populations without resources, and the term squat to allude to […]

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A critical perspective on social ecology and urban crises: learning about, with and from urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Spring, TRISE member Federico Venturini completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds.  Federico’s dissertation offers an in-depth study of radical urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and explores the lessons of these movements through the lens of social ecology. Here’s the abstract: We are currently facing incredible challenges […]

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December 30, 2016

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