This article discusses forced urban evictions, and uses eviction threats and its executions to analyze the process of urban space production and the way of life led by those communities affected by continuous dispossession and displacement experiences. The research took place in the center of the city of São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil, a region marked by successive threats, demolitions, evictions and violence, which transform and affect spaces and ways of life. The article aims to describe how these processes are territorialized and how this displacement-settlement movement – even when a precarious, unstable and temporary settlement – produces spaces, individuals and the city.