Oštra Nula (Sharp Zero) will organize a lecture on the topic of citizens’ right to housing. The lecture will be taught by Iva Marčetić at the National and University Library of the Republika Srpska in Banja Luka.
The organisation aims to discuss the right to housing as an undeniable human right, in the context of the current situation of public/social housing. The lecture will seek answers to questions that matter for the local community, for example why the right to social housing is denied to residents and what the reasons behind the government’s lack of responsibility are. At the same time, the lecture aims to engage citizens in finding solutions, namely identifying the capacities and abilities of residents to contribute to resolving the issue. One final important question that the lecture also seeks to answer is the reason why private property makes people feel safe.
Iva Marčetić who will be giving the lecture, is an architect and long-term activist for public space. She was engaged in the “Right To The City” and “Against Motorway Concession” campaigns that opposed privatization of public space and infrastructure. She is a member of the RAD magazine, published by BIRD, and works for the Right To The City Association based in Zagreb.