We are shocked and saddened to learn of David Graeber’s death. David was a hugely influential anthropologist, political activist and public intellectual. He was a person with so many facets t…
David Madden"He was what an anthropologist should be—a messenger of other possibilities." Thoughtful message from Laura Bear, @LSEAnthropology Head of Department, about the shocking death of David Graeber. And in this instance, you should read the comments.
“I am not a Trump supporter,” one of the tenants said, adding that she was furious that her interview with a government official was used for the convention.
David MaddenTrumpists are happy to cynically and dishonestly exploit discontent with NYCHA as a political weapon while doing absolutely nothing to actually help the housing authority or its residents
Local households will be able to bid to build their own home on a small parcel of Council land in an innovative challenge, a first for Hackney Council.
The Self-Build Challenge will give individuals and families in Hackney the chance to submit an...
David MaddenGrand Designs Hackney?
(This is actually quite cool; and if this land is truly not usable by the Council for housing, it's definitely better than selling it to corporate developers. And it's good that the Council has an equity stake in what gets built)
Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.
David MaddenThis piece asks "Who pays tax in a massively aged world? Who pays for healthcare for the elderly? Who looks after the elderly? Will people still be able to retire from work?" But these are all questions about power and inequality, not fertility per se.
As the coronavirus prevents people from going back to work and pay their rent, evictions have begun, often targeting vulnerable people such as unauthorized immigrants.
David Madden“28 million households are at risk of being turned out onto the streets because of job losses tied to the pandemic.” EVERYONE PREDICTED THIS. This is the predictable outcome of pausing work but not rent.
It has been billed as humanity’s next chapter, but beneath the glitzy veneer of Neom lies a story of threats, forced eviction and bloodshed
David MaddenThe language used to describe 'smart', exclusionary, discplacement-inducing digital-feudal urban megaprojects like Neom in Saudi Arabia needs to change. They're not part of 'the future'. They're relics. They need to be overcome and relegated to the past.
The effort aims to pressure Gov. Andrew Cuomo to cancel rent for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, which has decimated the state’s economy.
David Madden“Working-class New Yorkers are organizing a ‘massive wave’ of rent strikes starting May 1... ‘Many tenants have no ability to pay rent, and landlords can’t collect rent from tenants who are broke’”
Town hall chiefs want to start buying back homes lost to Right to Buy for use as
David MaddenJust in case you needed a clearer illustration of how British housing policy is utterly absurd: a London borough wants to start buying back council housing that it's forced to sell at a discount. There should be a right to housing, not a right to buy.
Gentrified food halls are the latest culinary phenomenon – but their unstoppable spread has more to do with rents than ramen, says culture writer Dan Hancox
David MaddenGlad that someone is thinking critically about the proliferation of not-particularly-awesome 'street food' markets in London and that that person is @danhancox. I think a lot of these markets are place-holders while developers find more profitbale uses.
University of Westminster graduate Matthew Chamberlain has designed a sustainable treehouse to provide starter homes on London's streets, while also tackling the city's high pollution levels.
David MaddenPeople! I'm not gonna include 👏🏾 or write this in all caps, but feel free to mentally insert them: the housing problem is not, in essence, an architectural problem, and will not be solved by architectural solutions!