I am an urban ethnographer working at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield (UK), one of the founders and Editors of the Radical Housing Journal, as well as an Editor of City. I am also an activist member of the Common Front for the Right to Housing (FCDL), based in Bucharest (Romania). 
As an urban ethnographer, my job is to encounter the city and then to represent that encounter. As an activist, I consider every encounter to be political. The camera is a tool to draw and to engage, but also a way to get some joy through light. Other forms of assemblage, including academic papers, can be found on my personal page
I occasionally do commercial photography, in particular for film-makers interested in high-quality backstage stills. Contact me if you wish to discuss a project.
You can reach me clicking here or @michelelancione.