A collective study lab

Everyone is welcome to join the conversations at our events. If you see something you’d like to join, see the individual posters for the links to the virtual registration page and for details about the venues.

To access the recordings of our past lectures and seminars, please check our YouTube Channel.


Beyond Inhabitation Lab – Urban Transitions Hub Urban Studies Summer School 

Application deadline 30th April 2024 – Click on the poster for details.


Our Spring-Summer 2024 seminar series includes seven exciting events. Click on the right for a general overview, or check below the single posters for each event.

21st March 2024, Enikő Vincze, “‘Why invest in Romania?’ Investment strategies and state interventions advancing real estate development in semipheripheries”

28th March 2024, Aya Nassar, “‘Giving up the Idea of Home’: ambivalent geographies, geopoetics and resisting capture in the cities of the Middle East”

5th April 2024, a conversation around Michele Lancione’s For a Liberatory Politics of Home (Duke University Press, 2023) with Sandro Mezzadra, Francesca Governa, Margherita Grazioli and Silvia Aru (in Italian)

11th April 2024, a conversation for the Global Urban History Project co-organised by Wangui Kimari and Michele Lancione on Urban Undersides, with Alana Osbourne, Irene Peano and Rodrigo Castriota

9th May 2024, Irene Peano, “Made in Italy: Contemporary archaeologies of agribusiness’ encampment archipelago”

23th May 2024, Mona Fawaz, “Inhabiting Beirut’s Cycles of Boom and Bust”

13th June 2024, Emma Shaw Crane, “Martial Matters: Race, Environment, and Surplus in the Suburb”


Applications now welcome to participate in a workshop on 23-24 May 2024 ‘The epistemic tangles of urban inhabitation’ organised jointly by the Urban Institute (University of Sheffield) and Beyond Inhabitation Lab (Polytechnic University of Turin).


3 November 2023, PLAT + Beyond Inhabitation Lab together for a public event on radical housing in Bologna 


13 April 2023, Cristina Cielo, “Cultivation, reproduction, and disputes for diverse commons”

16 May 2023, Beyond Inhabitation Lab, “ERC Inhabiting Radical Housing, Half-Day Conference”

18 May 2023, Erin McElroy, “Becoming and Unbecoming Silicon Valley: Techno Fantasies and Frictions in Postsocialist Times”

22 June 2023, Asha Best, “Envisioning Just Urban Futures: Using Visual Methods to Trace Geographies of Policing”


26 January 2023, Tanzil Shafique, “The myth of the bottom-up in precarious housing”

23 February 2023, Melissa García-Lamarca , “Life and struggle with mortgage debt”

16 March 2023, Joanna Kusiak, “Law and politics, or the politics of law”


19 May 2022, Irene Peano, “Thinking Through Radical Inhabitations”

30 June 2022, Alana Osbourne, “Decolonial Tours”

14 July 2022, Wangui Kimari, “We Are All Taxonomists”