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Symposium co-organised with Raquel Rolnik and Zeyno Pekunlu.

31 Bienal de São Paulo

Symposium

Right to the City, Part I:
Mega-Projects, Neoliberal City and Housing: Impact and Resistances

September 27 – September 28, 2014

The first part, on 27 and 28 September, reflects on the neoliberal city and housing policy, on mega urban projects and social movements of resistance. It brings together artists, activists and academics from Turkey and from several Brazilian cities.

Participants: Arnaldo Melo, Carlos Vainer, Cristina Gouveia, Evaniza Rodrigues, Fırat Genç, Guilherme Boulos, İmre Azem, Renato Consentino, Simone Gatti, Venefrida Lemos and Yaşar Adanalı.
RIGHT to the City, part II will take place in the second half of November.

27 September
11.30am – 1.30pm – Mega-projects, Impact and Resistances, by Carlos Vainer and Yaşar Adanalı
3pm – 6pm – Panel discussion and presentations of case studies, with Renato Consentino (Comitê Popular da Copa RJ), Cristina Gouveia and Venefrida Lemos (Ocupe Estelita), Parque Augusta and Zeyno Punkulu (Gezi Park)
6.30pm – 8.30pm – Screening of Ecumenapolis: City without Limits, followed by Q&A with director İmre Azem

28 September
2pm – 3pm – Financialisation of Housing: Life as a Fictitious Commodity, by Raquel Rolnik
3pm – 5pm – Panel discussion and presentations of case studies, with Fırat Genç (TOKI), Simone Gatti and Arnaldo Melo (Nova Luz), Guilherme Boulos (MTST) and Evaniza Rodrigues (UMM).

Image: still from Ecumenapolis: City Without Limits, by İmre Azem