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Wed, May 31, '17
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Beyond Bars - stories from former prisoners
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate LONDON EC2N 4AG

An arts festival showcasing the experiences and the problems of punishment through different forms of expression, accompanied by a drinks reception

Attendance is free but registration is required:

Register here: www.beyond-bars.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: Anastasia Chamberlen, Warwick Sociology a.chamberlen@warwick.ac.uk

This event is sponsored by the Warwick ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (grant reference ES/M500434/1 in collaboration with associated partners The Howard League for Penal Reform, Safe Ground

Tue, Jun 6, '17
5:30pm - 7pm
Roundtable: Feminist Art Perspectives on Architecture and the Domestic Environment
Warwick Arts Centre - National Grid Room

The Mead Gallery is currently showing Room, a free exhibition of installations, sculptures and photographs by international women artists, which variously explore ideas around architecture and the domestic environment – historically perceived as a female sphere of activity. The featured artists include Nan Goldin, Beverly Buchanan, Heidi Bucher, Louise Bourgeois, Klara Lidén, Hilary Lloyd, Sarah Lucas, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rachel Feinstein, Joanna Piotrowska, Penny Slinger, Francesca Woodman, Andra Ursuta, Marianne Vitale and Andrea Zittel.

To celebrate the exhibition, the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender is hosting a roundtable discussion on feminist art approaches to architecture and the domestic environment. Speakers include:

Refreshments will be provided.

The roundtable is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance. You can book a ticket by visiting the Arts Centre Box Office, or calling the Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

The roundtable will be preceded by a free tour of the exhibition led by Laura Lord, the curator. Tickets for this are also limited and can be booked in advance through the Box Office.

Wed, Jun 14, '17
10am - 6pm
Workshop: Neoliberalism in Housing Regimes from a Comparative
University of Warwick Oculus Building, room OC.06 Coventry, England CV4 7AL

This one day workshop intends to unveil how neoliberalism affects housing regimes in different countries. While every place has its unique particularities, much can be gained from a comparative lens which brings together lessons learnt from different places. Ten speakers will share their research on neoliberalism in housing regimes of seven countries: UK, USA, Israel, Brazil, South Korea, France and Greece. The case studies from the Global North, South and East will provide a truly comparative perspective. While housing issues are currently at the front of public debate in the UK, closely linked with issues of inequality and civil rights, this workshop will have much to say in regards to the sources of the current situation. If the problems are global shouldn't social change be sought at a global scale too?

Speakers include:

Prof Yankel Fijalkow (Paris- Val de Seine / Centre se Recherche sur l’Habitat): “Transformation of the Housing Policies and New Urban Inequalities in France in the 2000s”

Prof Haim Yacobi (Ben Gurion University / Cambridge University): “Jerusalem’s Housing Regime: The Neoliberalism–Colonialism Nexus”

Dr David Madden (LSE): “Public Housing in a Private Time: Neoliberalism and the New York City Housing Authority”

Dr Melissa Fernandez (LSE): “Social Housing Transformations, Evictions and Resettlements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

Dr Andrew Wallace (Leeds University): “Neoliberalism in the (English) North? Reflections from a Dirty Old Town”

Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck): “The Death of London’s Council Estates? Regeneration and Resistance in a Neoliberal City”

Dr Nigel De Noronha (Warwick University): “Place Making: Spatial Polarisation, Tenure and Household Type in Greater Manchester”

Dr Hila Zaban (Warwick University): “Transnational Gentrification in Jerusalem”

Dr Hyun Ban Shin (LSE)

Dr Georgia Alexandri (Autonomous University of Madrid): "Planning Gentrification During Crisis and the 'Absent' State in Athens"

The event is FREE and open to 20 non-speaking participants. Please make sure to register