Biography

Michele is an urban ethnographer and activist interested in issues of marginality, diversity, and radical politics. His recent writing has focused on homelessness, racialised displacement and underground life in Bucharest, Romania, where he also directed a collaborative documentary around forced evictions and housing resistance: www.ainceputploaia.com. Michele is a member of the Common Front for the Right to Housing (FCDL), and co-recipient of two Antipode Awards (‘Scholar-Activist’ in 2018, with FCDL; ‘International Workshop’ in 2019, with RHJ). He is also one of the founders and editors of the open-source Radical Housing Journal (RHJ), an editor of City, and corresponding editor for Europe at IJURR. He is based at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield (UK), where he is commencing work on a 5-year European Research Council funded program on ‘Radical Housing’. Get in touch with him via Twitter @michelelancione