Mara Ferreri

Mara Ferreri   Mara Ferreri
   Postdoctoral Researcher

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Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques (IGOP)
Edifici MRA 1ª planta, Plaça del Coneixement
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

Mara Ferreri has a PhD in Geography from Queen Mary University of London (2013) and has worked for many years on questions of urban precarity, gentrification and temporariness. Before joining the IGOP, she has taught and held research positions at Queen Mary University of London, the London School of Economics and the Doctoral Training Center, Goldsmiths College. In 2015/16 she was a lecturer in Human Geography at Durham University. Her current research project Commoning Housing (2016-19) investigates housing commoning in Barcelona and London and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 665919.

  • Ferreri, M. and Trogal, K. 2018. “This is a Private-Public Park”: encountering Architectures of Spectacle in post-Olympic London, City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, 22(4), pp. 510-526.

  • Ferreri, M. 2017. Els comuns com un verb, Special Issue ‘La politica del comù’, Nous Horitzons, 215, pp. 40-46.
  • Ferreri, M. 2017. Beyond ‘Staying put’: reflections on discursive strategies in recent anti-gentrification movements, Urbanistica 3, 5(13), pp. 89-93. Available here.

Paper presentations:
  • Ferreri, M., Cabre, E. and M. Parés, ‘Inclusive Collaborative Housing Futures: a view from housing co-production in Catalonia´, workshop Inclusive Collaborative Housing Futures: towards an international agenda, University of Birmingham, 10 July 2018.
  • Ferreri, M. ‘From squatting to short-life to permanent co-ops: the untold story of housing commoning in London’, International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Workshop “Social mobilization and the commons: A virtuous circle?” Barcelona 20-22 June 2018.