Review: Skint Estate

Women like me: Carraway’s memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival is “the most important book on the impacts of austerity I have ever read”, writes Rowan Tallis Milligan. by Cash CarrawayEbury Press, 2019ISBN: 978-1529103373368pp£14.99 hardback This is not poverty porn. I ummed and aahhed about writing this book review for a while now. I have

No housemate is a problem

More and more people flock to affluent urban centres with highly competitive housing markets, which make finding accommodations a real struggle. By renting single rooms in shared housing, strangers learn how to live together in the face of the global housing crisis. The landlords outsource finding new tenants by allowing the staying renters to choose

Review: Radical Housing Journal

The Radical Housing Journal is a timely new open-access journal delving into the varied effects of housing developments and offering a refreshing look at the state of radical housing movements, moments, and manifestations worldwide. It is genuinely global in its reach (not just Western Europe and the USA) and offers a diverse range of articles,

London College of Communication in occupation again

Today the students from UAL London College of Communication re-occupied the LCC campus in Elephant and Castle. The action follows the campus occupation from 15th January. The students protest against UAL partnering with international development company Delancey to gentrify the campus, Elephant and Castle shopping centre, and surrounding areas. Despite of UAL workers, unions, academics

Victory for anti- gentrification campaigners in Elephant and Castle

Plans to regenerate Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and surrounding areas by development firm Delancey were halted by the council Planning Committee late yesterday night. After 7 hours of discussion, Southwark Planning Committee voted 4 against 3 to reject application for redevelopment. Now committee will meet again on 30th January to vote again for the

Students occupy the London College of Communication

A section of The London College of Communication was occupied in protest against the Elephant Shopping Centre and College campus  gentrification plans and the LCC partnership in the social cleansing of the area. The occupation comes the night before the developer firm Delancey’s proposal for the redevelopment  goes to planning. The redevelopment plan, described by local