Hacking the Housing Crisis | Murray Cox (Inside Airbnb)
My guest on this episode is Murray Cox, a multidisciplinary Australian-American artist and activist based in Newburgh NY, who uses visual, audio, spatial and data storytelling to explore themes of economic and racial equity and to fight for housing justice and the right to our cities.
He is also the data activist founder of Inside Airbnb, a mission driven project which provides free data on Airbnb’s impact on residential communities, and advocates for regulations that protect our neighbourhoods.
Murray and I gather to discuss his project Inside Airbnb, how it began, where Airbnb fits in the housing crisis, how Airbnb intentionally misleads the public, as well as racial discrimination evident on Airbnb's model. We talk about the various reports that Inside Airbnb has released over the years, digital nomadism, housing for all, the host-guest relationship, and the need to organize the neighbourhood.
The Birth of a Housing Activist
Hacking Airbnb Data
Where Airbnb Fits in the Housing Crisis
Airbnb Intentionally Misleads NYC Public
Racial Discrimination in Airbnb Model
Platform Failures: How Airbnb Fails Cities
The Coming Crises
Revisiting Housing and the Need of All
The Host-Guest Relationship
The (in)ability to Organize Locally
The Easiest Way Out and Courting Forgiveness, Empathy
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