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Movie Night on #SustainableJustCities: The Right to Housing with “PUSH – The Film”

June 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

We are excited to invite you for our very first online “Movie Night on #SustainableJustCities” with a screening of  “PUSH – The Film” on the global housing crisis. This is organized as part of the Vital Cities & Citizens (VCC) initiative of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, in collaboration with UrbanA and DRIFT. It is the first part of #SustainableJustCities event series by VCC initiative with focus on the Right to Housing.

The covid-19 crisis has exposed several inequities in our cities and at its core is the issue of access to adequate and affordable housing. Long before the shocks of covid-19 crisis, the commodification of the housing market has threatened our right to housing, and constantly changed the very nature and rules of living in cities. PUSH – The Film captures the complexity of this global housing crisis and makes the invisible power relations more tangible. The event will begin with a short introduction to the general theme of Sustainable and Just Cities. After the movie there is an interactive World Café to explore the intersection of the housing crisis with wider challenges of social and ecological (in)justice and the resulting challenges, tensions, possibilities and opportunities for the future.

You are welcome to join this online movie night while having dinner and/or drinks!

Agenda (times are CEST/GMT+2)

17:15-17:30 Virtual “walk-in” & technical check-in
17:30-18:00 Introduction on Sustainable & Just Cities  and Right to Housing
18:00-20:00 Push Documentary (1.5 hour movie + 30 min break)
20:00-21:00 Interactive World Cafe
21:00-22:00 Optional drinks and after-talks


You need to register here before Monday, 15 June to participate in the movie night (free of charge). Royalties for the filmmaker are offered by the Vital Cities & Citizens (VCC)  initiative.

Online event at Zoom and Vimeo

The event is online at Zoom and we will watch the movie at Vimeo for which you need to create an account here. People who have already watched the documentary are also welcome to join the introduction and World Café. For people who are unable to attend the event and/or want to watch the movie at another time of their choice can stream it on Vimeo (here) for 5€. For any other information and/or query, contact us at joshi@drift.eur.nl.


June 17, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
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