Book presentation “Quando Ninguém Podia Ficar - Racismo, habitação e território”
04.12.2021 · 5.30pm
The presentation of the book "Quando Ninguém Podia Ficar - Racismo, habitação e território" (Tigre de Papel, 2021), by Ana Rita Alves, with a foreword by Mamadou Ba, took place on 4 December 2021.
Synopsis of the book:
Starting from a critical review and analysis of political, academic and media (con)texts, this book seeks to understand how the relationship between periphery, right to housing and race/racism has been (re)constructed historically in contemporary Portugal. In the pages of this book we will find, in a certain way, the beginning of the end of the Special Rehousing Programme (PER), translated into the dilaceration and the resistance of a historical community, at the time mostly black, in the city of Amadora: the neighbourhood of Santa Filomena. And, if it is true that the history of a particular place does not make it possible to fully narrate a national/metropolitan programme, with unquestionable territorial specificities, the story told here is paradigmatic of how the Portuguese State has thought and managed impoverished black, Roma/Gypsy and immigrant populations in the urban space - illustrating Eurocentric rationalities that need to be rethought.
SOS Racismo, Ágora - Cultura e Desporto, E.M.