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The Housing Crisis, Squatting in Amsterdam

Given the current housing crisis, Laurie Taylor asks how our homes came to be seen as sites of investment rather than as places of shelter. Also, squatting in Amsterdam.

The housing crisis and beyond: Laurie Taylor talks to Anna Minton, Reader in Architecture at the University of East London & author of 'Big Capital: Who Is London For?' and David Madden, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the LSE. They explore the way in which homes have come to be seen as sites of capital investment and accumulation rather than as places of shelter and security.
Also, the anthropologist, Nazima Kadir, discusses her study of the 'autonomous' life of politically motivated squatters in Amsterdam.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes