Human Rights, Migrants, Movement, Multiculture, Politics, Struggles, Workers

Our right to the city and the streets

On the 7th of November, an event will take place to discuss the provision and enjoyment of the urban environment by the citizens. A proposal will be discussed together with a photographic exhibition inspired by the fight to reclaim of the streets that shape cities.


War on Want is the group responsible for this event, which is inspired by the struggle of everyone wishing to claim and shape open spaces in the city.

The event will open with an exhibition by Tina Remiz, a prized photographer, showing the daily life of wandering salesmen and merchants fighting for their right to work in a market in Zambia.

Experts in urban architecture from the countries of South Africa, Malawi, Brazil and the United Kingdom will also attend, as well as  the South African S´bu Zikode, a founder member of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a social movement looking for urban alternatives for the inhabitants of the Cape Town slums.

Even after the end of Apartheid in 1994, South Africa continues to have serious housing problems. In the slums, living conditions are deplorable, but creativity is helping to improve them for the people living there.

Another guest is Faith Shawa, a member of the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector and expert in urban spaces which impact the social character of the city. The Brazilian Jeffrey Garmany, is another of the participants,  an ideologist of development and urban globalisation in Brazil during the 21st century, who has undertaken numerous studies on the relationship between the state and its civil partnership.

Lastly, Alison Brown and Stuart Hodkinson (UK) will also discuss the problem of housing privatisation, urban regeneration and quality construction carried out in the UK.

Date: 7th November 2013. Time: From 6.30am to 9.30pm. Place: London EC1V 1NQ

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(Translated by Susan Seccombe – Email: ess.translations[@] Pixabay

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