Dominika Polanska V.Södertörn University/ Uppsala University
Dominika Polanska V.
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My research combines urban studies with social movement studies in focusing urban social movements. I am especially interested in the tenants' movements, but also other left-wing movements, of more radical, informal or unconventional nature. My research interests also encompass housing policy, displacement and housing inequality. I am currently working on two projects; one concerning socially sustainable housing policy and the other on displacement by renovation, or renoviction of tenants and their resistance to forced renovations in Sweden.
The aim of this project is to discuss housing alternatives in relation to the provision of socially sustainable housing and, crucially, to assess the viability of said alternatives. The project will focus on identifying and examining socially sustainable alternatives from the perspectives of class and gender. We will focus on three core dimensions of housing provision: tenure forms, housing construction and housing finance.
We aim to study urban phenomena related to socio-spatial inequalities, protest and activism in metropolitan regions of Europe and Latin America, with a comparative approach. In particular, housing movements, claims for the right to the city and urban commons will be the core focus of analysis. This is a subgroup of the ACCESS programme for cooperation between Sweden and Chile with the title "Global challenges of democracy".