Seminar Social Movements and Political Action: How can we quarantine without a home?
Monthly Seminar Social Movements and Political Action “How can we quarantine without a home? Responses of activism and urban social movements in times of COVID-19 pandemic crisis in Lisbon”
Started in October 2014, the Monthly Seminar on Social Movements and Political Action promotes a multidisciplinary reflection on themes linked to social movements and different forms of political action, militantism and activism. The objective is to bring different perspectives, methodologies and approaches into dialogue with a view to developing an in-depth and innovative debate. The seminar also intends to take advantage of Portugal’s special position from a geographical, linguistic and epistemological point of view, to cross different traditions of studies on social movements and political action, the various European/North American and South American ones, as well as to cover cases and areas often excluded from this area of study, such as Portuguese-speaking Africa. In June, the topic under debate will be “How can we quarantine without a home? Responses of activism and urban social movements in times of COVID-19 pandemic crisis in Lisbon” with the participation of Luís Mendes, geographer (CEG/IGOT – ULisboa)
Luis Mendes is a professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon and has developed research in the fields of Urban Studies (namely in gentrification and urban regeneration) and Geography Didactics, being the author of several articles, book chapters, opinions , communications, scientific reports and other publications on these themes, has also worked in the last five years as an activist in the Morar em Lisboa movement.