Next Colloquium: Thursday ,September 20, 2018 Science Center Room 4102
Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.
EES Alumna and author of Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron will discuss her book with Lauren Hudson and Sam Stein of the EES Program and Oksana Mironova, Housing Policy Analyst at the Community Service Society of New York.
Carving Out the Commons theorizes the practice of urban “commoning” in Washington, D.C., through an investigation of the city’s limited-equity housing cooperatives. It asks whether a commons can work in a city where land and resources are scarce and how strangers who may not share a past or future come together to create commonly held spaces in the midst of capitalism.