FRIDAY 9th September – 14:00-16:00

This workshop explores a series of key critical frameworks and struggles for housing justice as developed by the radical housing movement in Romania. By looking at activities of the Common Front for the Right to Housing (FCDL, Bucharest) and Social Housing NOW! (Căși Sociale ACUM!, Cluj), we will present both analytical concepts and practices that have shaped the intersectional profile of the local housing justice movement.

Anchored in local and regional histories, our groups have developed critical approaches towards restitutions, financialization and gentrification and have identified racial and class dispossession at the heart of evictions in Romania. With an anti-capitalist, feminist and anti-racist approach, the movement has relied on direct action, community organizing, political art and activist research to build its politics and agenda for the past 12 years.

Based on our activist and research experience, we are bringing several concepts and practices to our Central and Eastern European comrades with the purpose of strengthening regional transnational solidarity and organising for housing justice and beyond.

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