Mara is an urban and cultural researcher. She completed her doctoral thesis, titled ‘Occupying Vacant Spaces: Precarious Politics of Temporary Urban Reuse’, in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Among her research interests are temporary spatial practices, cultural and political action around contested urban ‘regeneration’ schemes and the potential for self-organisation under conditions of urban precarity. She is currently a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Durham.
Luna is an urban ethnographer working on inequality, class and space in contemporary British society. She has researched both ends of the social spectrum: her field-sites range from London inner-city housing estates to elite areas in Chelsea and Mayfair, as well as housing estates of the Bogside (N.I) and suburban, disenfranchised areas of London. She is interested in how inequality works from a structural perspective and in using ethnography to understand how this affects people’s everyday lives. Luna works between anthropology, politics, geography and sociology: she does not care for disciplinary boundaries but is very keen on methodological innovations.
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