MSD at HOME with Darinka Czischke

MSD at HOME

Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Our common future? The re-emergence of collaborative housing in the 21st century.

The last few decades have seen the unravelling of a global “housing crisis”, characterized by worsening housing affordability not only for the most vulnerable, but also for middle-income groups. This situation has been compounded by the reality of climate change, which has prompted inhabitants to radically rethink the way we build and live in our homes. On top of this, an increasing number of people are living alone, especially in large cities, where loneliness and social isolation are raising severe mental and social health concerns.
In parallel to these phenomena, a ‘silent revolution’ in housing has unfolded, namely, the re-emergence of "collaborative housing". In this lecture, I will show how a series of collectively self-organised housing initiatives are developing in different parts of the world, seeking answers to the shortcomings of ‘conventional’ housing provision systems vis-à-vis the above-mentioned affordability, climate and social crises. I will also explore how collective action in housing can be accomplished from the perspective of co-production and co-design processes linking professionals (architects) and residents.

About our presenter:

Dr Darinka Czischke is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. In 2014 Dr Czischke was awarded the Delft Technology Fellowship to develop her research on Collaborative Housing. She is the founder of the Co-Lab Research group at the TU Delft and co-founder of the working group ‘Collaborative Housing’ at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).

Previously, she worked as Director of World Habitat (formerly Building and Social Housing Foundation, BSHF); Research Director of the European Social Housing Observatory at CECODHAS Housing Europe; and as Research Associate at the LSE Cities Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively about social, affordable and collaborative housing in comparative international perspective.

Presentation and Q+A

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Time: 17:30 - 19:00 AEST* Melbourne (UTC +10)

Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

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* Amsterdam: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 09:30 - 11:00; CEST
* Singapore: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 15:30 - 17:00; SGT
* Dubai: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 11:30 - 13:00; GST
* London: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 08:30 - 10:00; BST
* NYC: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 03:30 - 05:00; EDT
* Los Angeles: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 24:30 - 02:00; PDT

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