The first International Social Housing Festival was held in Amsterdam in 2017
Affordable Housing now, better communities tomorrow
More than 40 events organised by 30 partners in 8 different venues in the Dutch capital, more than 168 hours dedicated to a basic human right. The first celebration of the long tradition of decent, affordable housing for all started on 13 June 2017 in Amsterdam and was quite a success attracting 1300 visitors. For 9 days, the International Social Housing Festival (ISHF) illustrated through conferences, workshops, lectures, tours, presentations, exhibitions, film screenings, debates, installations, activities for children and much more the added value of social housing for sustainable communities.
A joint initiative by the Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip, Aedes (the Federation of Dutch Social Housing Associations), Housing Europe – the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, the Amsterdam Federation of Housing Corporations and the Municipality of Amsterdam the Festival turned into a platform of exchange for tenants, tenants’ associations, home owners, opinion leaders, self-builders, housing cooperatives, urban planners, administrators, developers, managers, designers, academics and policy makers. The themes of Migration to Cities, Segregation and Inequality and Diversification worked as the thread that brought the various events together under the Festival umbrella.
Read more about it on the Housing Europe website.
Why do we need a Social Housing Festival?