Join the talk at Arminius for a discussion on the roots of our housing problems, and the policies and alternatives we need to solve them.

David Madden is Associate Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. His research interests include housing, public space, urban restructuring, and critical urban theory. He is co-author, with Peter Marcuse, of In Defense of Housing: The politics of crisis (Verso, 2016). His writing has appeared in leading urban sociology journals as well as The Guardian, the Washington Post, and Jacobin.

Cody Hochstenbach is a postdoctoral researcher in Urban Geography at the University of Amsterdam. His work tackles the politics of the current housing crisis. In 2019, he received a research grant from the Dutch Research Council to study the impact of landlords on social inequalities. His latest book Uitgewoond: waarom het tijd is voor een nieuwe woonpolitiek is published this February with Das Mag.

Gwen van Eijk is a criminologist and urban sociologist. In her work she focusses on social inequality in urban policy and criminal justice. In 2021 she was co-founder of ‘Recht op de Stad’(Right to the City), an initiative committed to a better and fair housing policy in Rotterdam, and co-organiser of the protest ‘Woonopstand’ (Housing Revolt).

Admission: € 10,00 (regular) / € 6,00 (reduction for -26/students/jobseekers)

Language: English

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