The Struggle Begins at Home
Reimagining housing as the ground shifts under our feet
Office Hours: Daniel Libeskind
“As the architect, you have to go and meet people.”
Four responses to the Covid-19 housing crisis.
On Redistributing Vacant Housing
Jenny Akchin and Lynn Lewis
On Preventing Pandemic Displacement
On Avoiding the New Foreclosure Crisis
On Homes for All
Welcome to Lammville
How the Hasidic housing crisis led to the largest case of federal voter fraud in modern American historyBritta Lokting and Sam Adler-Bell
The Rise and Fall of the Coops
The Bronx cooperative was a communist utopia, until it wasn’t.Avi Garelick and Andrew Schustek
How to Organize Your Building
A guide to tenant organizing: the first step toward forcing a landlord to patch a roof, or negotiating a lower rent increase, or stopping the eviction and displacement of your neighborhood’s residents.Rose Lenehan and Tracy Rosenthal
Visions in Penal Time
Scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood discusses how incarcerated artists navigate the constraints of the prison’s built environment.
“It’s Never Over”
Seniors, pushed to the brink by Covid-19, are at the forefront of the fight for a Homes Guarantee.
Yana Kunichoff and Kelly Viselman
Residents of all of the neighborhoods: Unite!
The full translation of the Manifesto of the First Congress of the Federation of the Residents of all the Popular Neighborhoods of Salonica, 1924.
Residents of the Popular Neighborhoods of Salonica
A dramatization of the Lower East Side rent strikes of 1908.
Hide and Seek
Adam Liam Rose’s recent works on paper investigate the violence and vulnerability of structures built for “safety.”
THANX MARTIN GR8!1
“I’m not sure how to put this.” Neilson folded his arms over his chest. “But were you purposefully farting into the meditation cushion?”
Household of Eight
“When it’s night / And they go to bed, / Mother begins / To wish she were dead.”
“The history of our houses is a history of dissolution, like vows on Kol Nidre”
The protesters of today are writing in the margins of our cities. It’s about time we read them.
Blueprint for Feminism
Feminist City helps us dream up alternative futures, even if it doesn’t do the dreaming itself.
Shelter in Place
Malicroix—a 1948 French novel about a man who has isolated himself in a house to fulfill the strange terms of his inheritance—resonates uncannily with our contemporary experience of quarantine.
Jason Diamond’s The Sprawl is a useful reminder that there is no single story to tell about the American suburbs.