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Municipal Dreams: The Future of Council Housing

5th May 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Manchester Momentum for a panel discussion on the future of council housing in the UK.

We’re delighted to be welcoming John Boughton, author and historian, as he embarks on his book tour for his upcoming release “Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing” (Verso, 17 April 2018), along with Rachael Gibbons, programme lead at RECLAIM Project, Manchester. More speakers TBC.


+// John Boughton – Author of “Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing”

John has published in the Historian and Labour History and gives talks on housing to a range of audiences. He is involved in a number of housing campaigns and lives in London. His upcoming book has been described as “An inspiring read and a necessary corrective to the myths that seek to destroy one of the most important struggles of our times—the drive for decent housing for all.” His blog is municipaldreams.wordpress.com.

Pre-order the book here – https://www.versobooks.com/books/2719-municipal-dreams

+// Rachael Gibbons – RECLAIM Project

Rachael is the programme lead the ‘Working Class Heroes’ project at RECLAIM. She has recently led on the production of a short documentary covering the development and gentrification of Manchester neighbourhoods Ancoats and Hulme. She tweets @RachCatherine92.

+// Andrea Gibbons – Housing activist and academic

Andrea is a housing activist and academic, originally from Los Angeles and currently working in the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit at the University of Salford. She is also author of the upcoming book from Verso ‘City of Segregation’ tracking one hundred years of the struggle against segregation in LA. Her website is http://writingcities.com/ and she tweets at @changita


This event is free but we will be collecting donations that will go towards putting on future events like this one. All welcome!


5th May 2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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