Anna Kokalanova

is a Bulgarian urban designer and researcher based in Berlin. She is currently writing her PhD thesis Arrival Infrastructures. Spatial Practices of Bulgarian Roma in Berlin. In her research she focuses on the informal and temporary manifestation and design practices of the urban. Since April 2017, she has also worked as teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design, University of the Arts Berlin


Cover for: The junk property crisis

Lack of available housing has a particularly severe impact on Bulgarian and Romanian Roma: with few formal work prospects, they are forced into substandard accommodation and homelessness. Institutional and social discrimination compounds the problem, shifting the blame from unscrupulous tenants and employers onto vulnerable citizens.

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