Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
This presentation draws from an on-going PhD research on forced evictions and resistance of evictions in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. The focus is on women, mostly single mothers who have squatted a social housing unit, receiving an eviction order to vacate the housing unit, and on social movement actors who seek to support their struggle for the right to housing. The aim of the research is to uncover some of the historical and systemic patterns of reproduction of inequalities that contribute to the exclusion of some groups of population from the right to housing. The second objective is to identify and analyze transformative every day and spatial practices of resistance (e.g. Lefebvre, 2012) of subaltern residents of the city, as well as of social movements that support their cause. Here, the research project examines the forms of resistance of today; what the victories and failures there has been, asking up to what extent the practices of resistance are transformative to the existing conditions of social life.