A collective study lab

Beyond Inhabitation Lab – 2023 Spring-Summer Events

Today, we are pleased to announce our 2023 Spring-Summer Seminar Series, as well as our ERC Inhabiting Radical Housing project conference. Regarding the seminars, we will be hosting three distinguished scholars who will present their work pertaining to inhabitation and urban struggles across diverse geographies. The conference, instead, will include Core Team members of our Lab, as well as an array of international discussants.

All events are free to attend in person in Turin, or online by registering at the links below, and all sessions will be recorded and made available on our website.

Please find a summary of the major info below – while for more details and the individual events’ posters, check our events page.


 The first seminar will occur on 13 April 2023, 5 p.m. CET, with Cristina Cielo’s presentation Cultivation, reproduction, and disputes for diverse commons. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcu-uqz0tEtdH3a60F7cizmIvQ1d-SiBz

The ERC Inhabiting Radical Housing Conference will happen on 16 May 2023, 2 p.m. CET, with presentations from some of the Lab’s Core Team members, discussed by local and international experts. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkduygpzkoE9LIc85_rb1Plzz3gQXMt_sh

The second seminar will take place on 18 May 2023, 5 p.m. CET, with Erin McElroy’s Becoming and Unbecoming Silicon Valley: Techno Fantasies and Frictions in Postsocialist Times. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcemurjMiGNUhNWeD63_vYUejXohLDDpd

In our third and final seminar, on 22 June, 5 p.m. CET, we will have Asha Best‘s Envisioning Just Urban Futures: Using Visual Methods to Trace Geographies of Policing. To attend online register at: https://polito-it.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtceCorj4tH9MTacHma_COw6psr9sGv6FO


We look forward to having you join us!