On behalf of the Co-Lab research team, you are invited you to attend the Book launch and keynote speech by Professor Raquel Rolnik titled ‘Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance’.

About the speaker and lecture:
Dr. Raquel Rolnik is professor at the Architecture and Urban Planning School at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this lecture, Raquel will present her recently launched book “Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance”. Dr Rolnik is a former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context. Her work has been highly influential in raising global awareness on the role of financialisation processes in the current housing affordability crises across the world. More information about the programme below, and also enclosed as a pdf document.

Where: Berlage 1
When: October 16th | 9:30 -12:30 hrs


  • 09:30 -11:30 Keynote lecture and panel discussion
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Welcome by Dr. Darinka Czischke
  • 9:45 -10:30 Lecture by Prof. Raquel Rolnik
  • 10:30 -11:30 Panel discussion charied by Dr. Darinka Czischke
  • Panellists: Prof. Marja Elsinga (MBE), Dr. Roberto Rocco (Urbanism), Dr. Nelson Mota (Architecture)
  • 11:30 -12:00 Book signature by Raquel Rolnik



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