The “Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação”

Towards a new movement for housing in Portugal?

Roberto Falanga, Simone Tulumello, Andy Inch, Ana Rita Alves, Sílvia Jorge, Jannis Kühne, and Rita Silva

Published in Issue 1.1 // Conversations

Keywords: Housing; Caravana; Portugal


The Caravana pelo Direito à Habitação travelled across Portugal together with local groups and associations to collect information on and give visibility to housing needs, while aiming to create new networks and influence the national political agenda. This conversation brings together seven scholar-activists that participated in the Caravana, who reflect upon the Caravana and contemporary struggles on the right to housing in Portugal. The conversation sheds light on some contentious issues that are presented through a selection of relevant excerpts, which cover personal identities as scholar-activists; contexts shaping contemporary housing struggles; and the relation of the Caravana to the the politics of housing in Portugal.

Roberto Falanga – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa
Simone Tulumello – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa
Andy Inch – Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield
Ana Rita Alves – Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra
Sílvia Jorge – Grupo de Estudos Sócio-Territoriais, Urbanos e de Ação Local do Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design da Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade de Lisboa
Jannis Kühne – Mestrado em Estudos Urbanos, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – UNL & ISCTE
Rita Silva – Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra

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