Jacob Geuder (email@example.com)
Lea Marie Nienhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org, BeurteilerIn)
|Inhalt||“Financialization” has become a popular concept to highlight the power of financial actors in shaping urban development. Housing, land, and inhabitants are increasingly treated as mere assets. We will study the concept of “financialization” and discuss the social relations of property in Basel. Short-term expectations of returns and land speculation regularly affect people’s livelihoods and create new urban inequalities. The course introduces methods to investigate shifting property relations in Basel as well as tenants’ experiences and local forms of contestation. Thus, the course will (1) introduce students to qualitative and quantitative research methods to study the effects of housing financialization in Basel; (2) document the displacement of low-income households through mass cancellations of rental contracts; (3) connect with grassroots networks and emancipatory initiatives. Through collaborations with the association Stadt für Alle and other civic initiatives the course is embedded in a process of collective knowledge production rooted in the city. In our course we want to act in respect for and solidarity with affected residents and produce a set of documents, films, and maps to communicate the findings to a larger public.
|Lernziele||(1) Engaging with the theory of the financialization of housing and understanding the commodification of land in historical context. (2) Analyzing current urban developments in Basel and reflecting on real estate imaginaries as well as alternatives. (3) Applying research approaches such as urban ethnography, data analysis and visualization, historical and narrative analysis.
|Literatur||Atkinson, Rowland. “Losing One’s Place: Narratives of Neighbourhood Change, Market Injustice and Symbolic Displacement.” Housing, Theory and Society 32, no. 4 (2015): 373–88.
Balmer, Ivo and Bernet, Tobias. “Housing as a Common Resource? Decommodification and Self-Organization in Housing – Examples from Germany and Switzerland.” In Urban Commons: Moving Beyond State and Market (Berlin, München, Boston: Birkhäuser, 2022), 178-195.
Fields, Desiree, Raymond, Elora Lee. “Racialized geographies of housing financialization.” Progress in Human Geography 45, no. 6 (2021): 1625 –1645.
Maharawal, Manissa M. and Erin McElroy. “The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Counter Mapping and Oral History Toward Bay Area Housing Justice.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108, no. 2 (2018): 380-389.
Rolnik, Raquel. “Late Neoliberalism: The Financialization of Homeownership and Housing Rights.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37, no. 3 (2013): 1058–66.
Theurillat, Thierry, Jose Corpataux, and Olivier Crevoisier. “Property sector financialization: the case of Swiss pension funds (1992–2005).” European Planning Studies 18.2 (2010): 189-212.
September 4, 10:00-12:30; 14:00-16:00
September 5, 10:00-12:30
September 6, 10:00-12:30; 14:00-16:00
September 7, 10:00-12:30
Self-organized group work:
September 8, 10:00-16:00
September 11, 10:00-16:00
September 12, 10:00-16:00
September 13, 10:00-16:00
Language: English and German
Non-German speakers are invited to join the course. We will deal with limitations (for example materials only available in German or interview partners who do not speak English) pragmatically and aim to create an inclusive learning environment that accommodates different language skills.
|Teilnahmebedingungen||Students will conduct collaborative research and experiment with creative formats to publish their findings. To accompany students in their respective research, the course is restricted to 20 participants. To participate in the class, please write us an Email with two sentences on your interest in the topic. Please also indicate whether you are German speaking, which will help us to plan the class according to the language skills. Registration via mail to the instructors (email@example.com & Jacob.firstname.lastname@example.org) is open until 20. August 2023. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.|
|Einsatz digitaler Medien||kein spezifischer Einsatz|
|Datum||04.09.2023 – 13.09.2023|
|Montag 04.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Dienstag 05.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Mittwoch 06.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Donnerstag 07.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Freitag 08.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Montag 11.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Dienstag 12.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
|Mittwoch 13.09.2023||10.15-17.00 Uhr||Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357|
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
|Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung||Students are expected to hand in two reading responses before the beginning of the course. During the block course, students develop a portfolio in their respective research groups (media formats are flexible) and prepare a final presentation of their findings for September 13.|
|An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung||Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich|
|Skala||Pass / Fail|
|Wiederholtes Belegen||nicht wiederholbar|
|Zuständige Fakultät||Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, email@example.com|
|Anbietende Organisationseinheit||Fachbereich Urban Studies|