This week is the annual MIPIM conference- the world’s biggest property fair, where our cities, lives and communities are bought and sold.
This year, activists, campaigners and citizens from across Europe are fighting back. Today is the European Day of Action against MIPIM, and the Radical Housing Network is pleased to be a supporter. A People’s Tribunal is taking place in Cannes, with people coming from across Europe, including the UK, to put the developers of MIPIM on trial for the damage they have done to our cities.
From the European call-out:
At the annual real estate spring party “MIPIM” in Cannes businessmen will not be totally alone this year. For the first time in 25 years of undisturbed deal making they may meet some of their final “customers”, victims or resistors, shouting in a square of Cannes. The “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City” organizes an international protest against the huge speculation projects, which normally get prepared and celebrated at this annual meeting of the who-is-whos in the global property market.
Here’s a very cool video explaining more about MIPIM:
Last week, we went to City Hall, to tell Boris and the GLA to stop selling our city at MIPIM. Check it out: