WHAT IS THE SOCIAL IN SOCIAL HOUSING?
TU – The Sky
With this year’s Summer School, the inter-university ResearchLab “New Social Housing” (TU and University of Vienna) is focusing on „the social dimension of social housing”.
To question the meaning and function of the social dimension, is of crucial relevance with regard to future design and legitimacy of social housing:
Does the social refer to the dimension of affordability, or, in a much broader sense, to social justice?
How is social housing responding to the needs of a increasingly diversified, fragmented and unequal society, but to what degree is social housing also a factor of the reproduction of inequalities?
What could be the role for cooperative and experimental housing projects in a social housing strategy? And how to provide the right to housing also for marginalized and low income groups?
In their keynote lectures, Hulya Ertas and David Madden approach these issues from different perspectives: From an architectural point of view, Hulya Ertas raises the question of housing as commons. As a sociologist, David Madden discusses the relation between housing and social reproduction. Amila Širbegović will comment on these lectures, also by referring to the topic “New Social Housing” at the IBA Vienna.
Hulya Ertas (KU Leven)
HOUSING AS COMMONS
Hulya Ertas is editor-in-chief XXI architecture and design magazine. She has graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture. Currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels/Ghent, KU Leuven, her research focuses on architecture of the commons, the social reflections of spatial practices and grounded criticism of these.
David Madden (London School of Economics)
SOCIAL REPRODUCTION AND THE HOUSING QUESTION
David Madden is Associate Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of the Cities Programme. His research interests include housing, public space, urban restructuring, and critical urban theory.
He has conducted research in New York City and London and is co-author, with Peter Marcuse, of In Defense of Housing: The politics of crisis (Verso, 2016).
Subsequent discussion with
Amila Širbegović (IBA Wien)
Christoph Reinprecht (Uni Wien)
Simon Güntner (TU Wien)