Transformative Actions? Occupations and Evictions in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal

Research summary

This study explores the phenomena of occupations and struggle against evictions in social housing estates of Lisbon metropolitan area (LMA). The overall research objectives are:
1) To analyse the phenomena of social housing occupations and evictions of social housing in Lisbon metropolitan area.
2) To identify and analyse the practices of inhabitants who occupy, as well as of social movement actors who support their cause.
The thesis has a theoretical objective of contributing to the theorizations of the politics of everyday practices of occupation and eviction, bringing together the literature on neoliberal modes of urban governance, peripheral urbanism, and on urban social movements.

Description

Research info

Research title
Transformative Actions? Occupations and Evictions in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal

Research timeline
1.7.2017 -

Keywords
evictions governance occupations social housing estates social movements

Countries
Array

Institution
University of Helsinki
Development studies
Helsinki, Finland

Funding instrument
Other

Project budget
0 - 200,000 euros

Head of research
Saila Saaristo

Research team
Saila-Maria Saaristo

Partners
Centre for Social Sciences, University of Coimbra (co-tutorship agreement with the University of Helsinki

Contact information
Saila-Maria Saaristo
saila.saaristo@helsinki.fi

Record last updated
29.5.2020