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Taking Place: A Day of Talks on Homelessness and Housing Justice

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A day of talks bringing together a range of speakers to discuss issues related to homelessness, housing justice, and housing precarity.

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Homelessness in the United Kingdom is on the rise. At the start of 2020 at least one out of every 200 people in England is living without permanent or safe accommodation. Homeless deaths have increased by 20% in England and Wales over the last year. There has been a significant response from communities, who have set up shelters and Streets Kitchens in public spaces across the UK. Sustained campaigning from a wide range of groups and individuals, notably Crisis, resulted in the Homelessness Reduction Act coming into force in 2018. Despite this, 91% of local authorities in the UK did not respond to basic questions about homelessness when contacted.

To coincide with the new exhibition, Anthony Luvera: Taking Place, curated by Futurecity, in association with Museum of Homelessness, at The Gallery at Foyles, Anthony Luvera will be hosting Taking Place: A Day of Talks on Homelessness and Housing Justice on Thursday 27th February, 2020 from 9:30am – 5:30pm at The Auditorium in Foyles Bookstore, London.

This event will bring together a range of speakers, including artists, activists, academics, and people working in the homelessness support and housing sector, to discuss and better understand the issues our society currently faces when dealing with homelessness, housing precarity, and housing justice.

Speakers include:

Anthony Luvera, Artist, Coventry University Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

Matt and Jess Turtle, Co-Founders, Museum of Homelessness

Nicholas Crowson, Professor of Contemporary British History, University of Birmingham

Owen Clayton, Senior Lecturer, School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln

Peter Christian Mitchell, Author and Journalist

Brian Beaton, Programme and Employment Manager, The House of St Barnabas

Carla Ecola, Founder and Director, The Outside Project

Sara Ketteley, Consultant Psychiatrist, Great Chapel Street Medical Centre

David Woodley, Westminster Integrated Care Network Navigator

Amy McDonnell, Curator, Researcher and Campaigner

David Thomas, Legal Officer, Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition

Paul Atherton, Film and TV Director, Artist and Campaigner

Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member, Housing and Development, Islington Council

Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán, Head of Evidence and Data, Centre for Homelessness Impact

Eilidh Morrissey, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Centre for Homelessness Impact

Michael Nastari, Director of Services, Stonewall Housing

Sharon Clint, Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Project Manager, Groundswell

Chloe Stagaman, Curator, Futurecity

Vicky Moran, Director, Facilitator, Activist, and Advocate for the Arts and Social Change

Anthony Luvera, Artist, Coventry University Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

Samir Jeraj, Co-author of the Rent Trap and Journalist at The New Statesman

Bekki Perriman, Artist

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