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Birkbeck's Big Ideas: “I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go”: Evictions, Displacement and New Logics of Expulsion in 21st Century London (Stratford)

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Monday, 25 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Birkbeck's Big Ideas: “I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go”:...

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Join us for another Big Ideas in Stratford and come prepared for interesting discussion and fascinating research!

 

What is Birkbeck's Big Ideas?

A series of thought provoking FREE events, designed to inspire and bring world class Birkbeck academics to the local community, with this latest installment from Dr Paul Watt, Reader in Urban Studies at the Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London.

 

About the Talk

This talk illustrates what Saskia Sassen (2014) calls ‘new logics of expulsion’ in London – a global city which is experiencing a never-ending housing crisis involving chronic shortages of social rental housing and escalating homelessness.

Taking its cue from Matthew Desmond’s celebrated book Evicted (2016), the lecture draws on research findings on Londoners’ experiences of evictions and displacement at three places in and around the city. The first is a north London council estate undergoing ‘regeneration’ involving demolition.The second place is post-2012 Olympic Games’ east London with a focus on shrinking hostel provision for homeless youth. The third place is Welwyn Garden City and specifically a block of flats which is temporarily housing Londoners who have been expelled from the city.  

 

Who is Paul Watt?

Paul Watt is Reader in Urban Studies at the Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London. He has published widely on social housing, urban regeneration, the London housing crisis, homelessness, gentrification, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is co-editor of two forthcoming books: London 2012 and the Post-Olympic City: A Hollow Legacy? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) with Phil Cohen, and Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-National Perspective (Emerald, 2017) with Peer Smets. Previous publications include Understanding Social Inequality (Sage, 2007) with Tim Butler, and Mobilities and Neighbourhood Belonging in Cities and Suburbs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) with Peer Smets.

 

The event is FREE and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to this Birkbeck's Big Idea event!

 

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Stratford Library
3 The Grove
London
E15 1EL
United Kingdom

Monday, 25 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)


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