12 June

“Real Estate Financialization in Latin America: from socio-economic specificities to spatial contradictions”

  • 13:15 - 15:00
  • NIC0929 and Zoom

Link: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/63394329851?from=addon

This study presents and discusses the real estate financialization trajectory in Brazil and Argentina, especially the spatial contradictions of the process played out in São Paulo and Argentina. It brings together results from recently published articles and a proposal for a new paper that aims to approximate both cases and renew the interpretations of the articulations between international finance and the national state.

Beatriz Rufino is a Professor and Researcher at the College of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo(FAU-USP), Brazil. Researcher at King’s College London through the Urban Studies Foundation’s International Fellowship Program (2021-2022). Her recent research is focused on the financialization of space production, seeking to develop a critical understanding of the particularities in the increasing commodification of the metropolises of Brazil and Latin America.

Ivana Socoloff holds a doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). She is currently a guest professor at ENPC (Paris) and a researcher funded by Argentina’s National Research Council based at the University of Buenos Aires. She specialized in urban sociology and economic geography and has published articles on real estate holdings in Argentina.