‘Stay Home Without a Home’:
Report from a webinar on the right to housing
Guya Accornero, Mona Harb, Alex F. Magalhães, Felipe G. Santos, Giovanni Semi, Samuel Stein and Simone Tulumello
Keywords: Covid-19, webinar, right to housing, political struggle, Brazil, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal
This Update reports from a webinar on the impacts on the right to housing and linked political struggles of the lockdown measures put in place globally amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Three main threads emerged through the conversation: the impacts of the pandemic are deepening pre-existing housing inequalities, while governments’ responses are largely insufficient; activists and contentious actors worldwide are changing their framings and repertoires to adapt to lockdown measures and attempt to radicalise their action; possibilities, albeit limited, are opening for the construction of global networks of struggle.