SÍLVIA VIEGAS ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ABOUT ENVIRONMENT AND DEMOCRACY
Today, CIAC researcher Sílvia Viegas attends the 28th International Conference of Europeanists: The Environment of Democracy. As part of the panel “Housing access as a democratic challenge: between public policies and practices”, the researcher presents her communication “Refugees, Urban life and Right to the City. Innovative Patterns for the (Post)Covid-19 Future”. The event takes place in online format.
“Refugees, Urban life and Right to the City. Innovative Patterns for the (Post)Covid-19 Future” reflects on the (post)Covid-19 future, looking at democracy building at the local scale. Environmental issues (understood as tensions of urban life), the concentration of resources and opportunities, and inequalities affecting vulnerable groups (such as immigrants) are addressed. The current problems of democracy and their implications, access to housing and the right to the city are discussed, while reflecting on the socio-spatial transformations achieved through activism and social movements. The aim is to identify and study current trends for the rapidly changing (post)Covid-19 future, here understood as a crucial moment that anticipates and announces unpredictable transformations, altering living conditions in the short/medium term. It aims to capture new patterns of an inclusive urban living built on housing struggles and achievements.
28th International Conference of Europeanists: The Environment of Democracy aims to bring together scholars from different fields to reflect and discuss the relationship between environment and democracy, from a multidisciplinary and multilevel perspective.