Archives - Program 2019
Turning the Right to Adequate Housing into a Reality
Because of real estate financiarisation, the tourist industry and the gentrification of neighbourhoods, people of modest means are continually forced to move further away from the city centres. Housing becomes a matter for speculators, a new battleground for inequality and social violence. What are the current possibilities for reclaiming space and the city? How can we make the right to adequate housing a reality?
The panel will open with the signature by the Mayor of Geneva, Mr. Sami Kanaan, of the manifesto "The Shift" initiated by Leilani Farha in an effort to recognize the right to suitable housing as a human right.
Push (Rough Cut) is about the struggle of Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Rights, who acts as a spokesperson for the most vulnerable and puts the human rights issue back at the centre of the debate.
The debate will be held in English with simultaneous French translation.
Saturday 9 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sami Kanaan Mayor of Geneva
Beatriz Balbin Chief of the Special Procedures Branch, Office of the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights
Leilani Farha UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing
Maria Lúcia De Pontes Brazilian lawyer, public defender and activist against forced evictions and favela’s removals
Patrick Butler Social Policy Editor, the Guardian
This debat is preceded by the movie:
PUSH (Rough Cut)
By Fredrik Gertten
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities worldwide. Incomes are not. The middle classes are getting pushed out of cities, while financial powerhouses use housing as an opportunity to park money. Fredrik Gertten follows UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, Leilani Farha, on her quest to understand why and how housing has become one of today’s most pressing world issues.
- Section Film thématique
- Fredrik Gertten
- Margarete Jangård
- WG Film