Luisa Gehriger

Luisa Gehriger

PhD student

Social and Cultural Geography

Tel.: 044 63 55141

Room number: Y25 L 24

luisa.gehriger@geo.uzh.ch

Research

I would like to understand displacement processes in swiss core cities, focusing on the cancelation of rental agreements of entire blocks or houses in Basel and Zurich. Goal is not only to gain knowledge of the extent and different forms of such mass cancellations, but to understand and theoretically frame the variety of experiences of displacement from the perspective of the tenants affected. Of interest are associated processes of subjectivation, as well as the extent to which these translate into group perceptions and group affiliations.

Interest

Critical theory, critical economic geography, housing struggles, tenant unions, cooperative housing, alienation.

Education

MA in Urban Studies (4Cities) in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid // BA in Sociology and Philosophy in Basel, Madrid.