The women of Oliver Bond House Residents Group

“The flats regeneration? We’re all at it pulling together. We're stronger now than we've ever been. So it's not about the complaints anymore now, it's about our living conditions and our health, our well being, and our mental health!”

The women of Oliver Bond House Residents Group view community work as a personal calling, putting emphasis in their motivation in early exposure to spatial segregation, stigmatization and class oppression. Their own mothers helped interpret experiences with classism and segregation and instilled in their daughters a belief in their ability to overcome these obstacles.

This post was taken from Lidia Manzo, #CityofCare author (unable to share directly for unknown technical reasons!), which is a #MSCA project hosted at Università degli Studi di Milano in partnership with Maynooth University Department of Geography

Photos (c) Pierluigi Cattani Faggion

Robert Emmet CDP were delighted to host Lidia for three months this year as she delivered the #cityofcare project and are honoured to support Oliver Bond House Residents Group develop appropriate actions to ensure rights to adequate housing and standard of living on an ongoing basis.