Assistant Professor in Economic and Political Geography, Polytechnic of Turin
Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment, LSE
Mara Ferreri is a Senior Researcher of the Inhabiting Radical Housing ERC-founded project, based at DIST, Polytechnic of Turin. She is a Core Team Member of the Beyond Inhabitation Lab and a co-founder and editor of the Radical Housing Journal. She has held research and teaching positions at the London School of Economics, Durham University and Northumbria University, in UK, and at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, in Spain.
Her work focuses on housing precarity, temporary and platform urbanism, and struggles for housing commoning. She employs qualitative methods to investigate the precarization of urban space and housing, collective resistance and organising for alternatives. Her work in the UK and in Spain is interdisciplinary and often collaborative, incorporating insights and methods from urban and cultural geographies, planning, visual cultures, and housing studies.
Ferreri, M. (2021) The Permanence of Temporary Urbanism: Normalising Precarity in Austerity London. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Ferreri, M. and Sanyal, R. (2022) Digital informalisation: rental housing, platforms, and the management of risk. Housing Studies 37(6), pp. 1035–1053.
Ferreri, M. (2020) Painted bullet holes and broken promises: understanding and challenging municipal dispossession in London’s public housing ‘decanting’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44(6), pp. 1007-1022.
Ferreri, M. and Dawson G. (2018) Self-precarization and the spatial imaginaries of property guardianship. Cultural Geographies, Vol. 25(3) 425–440.