Jennie Gustafsson

  • Doctoral Student

In my thesis, I investigate the political-economic and spatial role of tenancy in today’s cities. I scrutinize, with the city of Malmö as a departure point, the role of public housing historically until today, but also how private rental landlords use of renovations as a value-adding strategy exemplifies financialization of rental housing in the Swedish context. I also investigate urban regeneration, specifically how the project ‘Culture Casbah’ enmeshes political-economic housing and urban changes. My empirical material derives from interviews, observations, document- and archival material as well as statistics as secondary data. The aim of my thesis is to deepen the knowledge on changing relations around housing and to problematize of these changes affect tenants.