This workshop looks at how contemporary transactions in housing wealth and debt reshape identities, subjectivities and family relations.
The financialization of housing practices has been increasingly recognized as driving feature of urban neoliberalism. Indeed, while the Global Financial Crisis of a decade ago drew attention to the integrated structures and technologies of international real estate, in the aftermath, it has also become more obvious how ubiquitous and invasive financial practices surrounding the home and everyday dwelling have become.
In this workshop, the outcomes of three major international projects exploring contemporary transactions in housing wealth and debt, and how they reshape identities, subjectivities and family relations, are presented and discussed. We will further explore the implications of the more intimate outcomes of financialized housing practices for understanding the post crisis restructuring of welfare regimes and other features of the political economy landscape.
This workshop is organised by Prof. Dr. Richard Ronald in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Studies. All are welcome to join the workshop, but please let us know you are coming by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.