Housing struggles in Romania and in Central Eastern Europe (CEE)

Michele Lancione and Erin McElroy in conversation with George Zamfir, Eniko Vincze, Veda Popovici and Ioana Florea

Published in Issue 2.1 // Conversations

Keywords: activism, organising, Romania, Eastern Europe, restitutions, FCDL, Block

Abstract:

In this conversation two of our Editors (Erin and Michele) are encountering a number of comrades with whom we shared direct action and theorizing in Romania and beyond. They are Enikő Vincze and George Zamfir (from Cluj) and Ioana Florea and Veda Popovici (from Bucharest). In the paper we collectively reflect around the struggle for housing in Romania and in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), on the Western economic and State power on the East, on grassroot organizing and more.

George Zamfir and Eniko Vincze are organizers with the group Căși sociale ACUM!/ Social Housing NOW! in Cluj. Veda Popovici and Ioana Florea are organizers with the Frontul Comun Pentru Drept la Locuire / Common Front for Housing Rights (FCDL), a grassroot movement based in Bucharest. Michele Lancione and Erin McElroy are members of the RHJ Editorial Collective.

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