New Social Housing - What is social in social housing?

Thursday June 16
At 12:00–14:30
People first: quality of housing as quality of living
TU Wien - Research Center New Social Housing & International Building Exhibition IBA_Wien 2022
Maijansali, Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Registration required

Target group:
Housing researchers, policy makers, city administrations, planners, architects, journalists and other professionals

Event description:
The workshop New Social Housing gathers multi- and transdisciplinary perspectives on social housing, taking Vienna’s projects of the International Building Exhibition 2022 and the research experiences of the academic collaboration with IBA as a starting point. Setting out from this locally specific theme, the workshop invites researchers, practitioners and others who have been part of the IBA ResearchLab for the past years to share their international perspectives on the question of prerequisites for better quality of living and initiate a discussion beyond disciplinary boundaries with the audience at site and online. While housing provision, production and research are highly segmented into disciplinary and professional fields, this workshop functions as an exchange platform through, firstly, establishing a common language among participants from research, architecture, urban design, administration etc., secondly, exploring transdisciplinary exchange formats (such as world café, fish bowl etc.), and thirdly, formulating specific questions on new social housing in regard to the quality of housing as a fundamental prerequisite for better quality of living. The workshop will be held on site in Helsinki, the final discussion round and presentation of questions could be in hybrid format to engage a larger international audience.

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Organizer's contact details:
TU Wien - Research Center New Social Housing
Judith Lehner