Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Cathy Smith

Occupying Vacancy: Nomadic Subjects, Temporality and Tenure in the Twenty-First Century City

This research explores the emergent urban phenomenon of ‘property guardianship’: the sanctioned temporary occupation of vacant urban properties for creative, commercial or residential purposes until a new commercial tenant or function is installed. Focus is on the experiences of its different stakeholders in select programmes in Australia and London.