Leon Rosa Reichle

Center for Urban Research on Austerity at Leicester University

Leicester, England

Biography

Leon is a critical housing scholar based between Leicester, Great Britain and Leipzig, Germany. Their current PhD project, Housing Relations: The Disruption and Emergence of Tenants’ Relationships in the Process of Displacement at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (De Montfort University), examines relational effects of displacement in the politically polarized, post-socialist context of Leipzig. With a background in sociology and political sciences, Leon’s academic interest in socio-spatial questions is paralleled by practical commitment to challenging the injustices of hegemonic neoliberal austerity urbanism. Leon has been involved in a variety of urban and housing struggles, such as the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, an emerging German sister-project KARLE and initiatives for housing justice in France, Moldova, and Germany.