Dwelling Justice Part 4: Documenting the movement

Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Things will be different image of underfunded public housing that belies the richness of public housing communities

Today we hear from those documenting the movement about the importance of peer led projects. Featuring Jamine Barzani who documented the Bendigo St Campaign in 2016, which saw the occupation of over 15 government owned houses compulsorily acquired for the defunct East-West Link highway project; and Lucy McMahon with Things Will Be Different:  documenting how Tenants in the North of Melbourne were forced to relocate as the Walker Street public housing estate was privately redeveloped. Joining Jasmine and Lucy on the panel is Kelly Whitworth and Spike Chiappalone who recently produced the Homeless in Hotels series featuring the voices of Melbourne’s homeless community who went from a life on the street to life in hotels during the city’s COVID 19 curfew and rolling lockdowns. The conversation was facilitated by Eirene Tsolidis Noyce from the Renters and Housing Union (RAHU).

Friday 9:00am to 10:00am
Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.