Michele Lancione is Professor of Economic and Political Geography at the Polytechnic University of Turin and coeditor of
A Global Culture
The chapter continues the empirical investigation of the precedents, focusing on translocal cultural and economic formations at the level of homelessness policy and interventions. It shows how the violence of home percolates through several discursive and power devices across geographies to be reified and solidified at the international policy level and its traveling. To do so, the chapter critically analyzes the social media representation of homelessness (through a viral case), the implications and limitations of the Housing First policy model, and the response of governments in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic’s outburst.