Session 4 - Housing inequality and civil society during Covid-19
From Michael Strange on 15 December, 2020
The fourth seminar on lessons from Covid-19 invites Martin Grander, Urban Studies researcher at Malmö university and Louise Dalingwater, professor of British politics at Sorbonne University.Topics of the seminar:
1) How inequalities in housing affect the pandemic and how the pandemic aggravates housing inequality. Martin Grander shares his recently published work for the Delegation Against Segregation (Delmos) on the importance of housing and the divergent effects of prevailing housing inequality during Covid-19. Many households with good finances have been able to look for homes with access to a garden or secondary housing in rural areas as a result of more extensive work from home and canceled holiday trips. In the other end, people in households with weak finances are more overcrowded and have difficulty avoiding the infection both at work and in the home environment. The consequences of these disparities will be addressed in the seminar.
2) Grass roots organizations and marginalized migrants in the UK and France Louise Dalingwater is a member of the Precision Health and Everyday Democracy network. She will share the role of civil society in ensuring provision of health and social care to marginalized migrants during Covid-19 and the obstacles they encounter in their work. Her examples will be mainly from France and the UK. The presentation is a result of reflections which emerged in a research project currently underway with PHED members Michael Strange, Elisabeth Mangrio and Slobodan Zdravkovic, which examines the multi-level coherence with respect to acknowledging the situation of marginalized migrants.