WEBINAR/BOOKLAUNCH: “CO-CREATING SOLIDARY MOBILE HOUSING”
If you haven’t, you can still visit our Solidary Mobile Housing project live at the Esseghemstraat 2A in Jette until the 2nd of July.
Book your visit here.
Otherwise…we are very pleased to invite you to the official launch of the ‘Co-creating Solidary Mobile Housing’ Book!
The book launch will take place (via Zoom) on 29 June 2021 from 10 to 12 am. The event is free, but registration is necessary (see below).
The book ‘Co-creating Solidary Mobile Housing‘ is the result of the first three years of participatory action research within the framework of the Solidary Mobile Housing project. Together with the future inhabitants, the non-profit organizations; Samenlevingsopbouw Brussels and Centrum Algemeen Welzijnswerk (CAW) Brussels, the students and Professors from the Faculty of Architecture of KU Leuven reframed a Waiting Space in Esseghem, Brussels as a ‘place of negotiation’ and transformed it into a project through which questions about the city are raised, a place where experimentation and innovation take place. The project was funded by INNOVIRIS Co-create program.
TIMING: 10 – 12 am
LOCATION: online event
10.00 am: Welcome and book presentation
10.30 am: Reflections from the field – speakers: see below
11.30 am: Q&A
11.50 am: Closing
REGISTRATION: please register here (only registerde attendees will be allowed into the online meeting room)
Minne Huysmans spent his young years in the central mountains of Brazil. Upon his return, he found new ground in Brussels. Ever since it fascinates him to see how people establish new livings in new environments. In his work he focusses on the interplay between research and social responsibility in order to create an accessible, participative and open society. Minne holds a Phd in Adult educational sciences on young newcomers in an urban environment.
During her second and third year internship Sarah already started to work as a social assistant in De Schutting. After graduating, in 2008, she immediately started at Open Deur. Since November 2017 she is the director of Aprèstoe vzw, a non-profit service for assisted living for women and children.
Vzw Aprèstoe wants to support women and children after they leave the women’s shelters. They help to facilitate the step from the stay in the reception home to more autonomy. The organisation offers comprehensive tailor-made guidance and emphasises parenting support and the connection with a social network in the neighbourhood. Last year, the non-profit organisation supervised 20 women and 28 children.
Luz María Vergara d’Alençon
Luz María is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Management in the Built Environment at the Faculty of Architecture. Her PhD project Managing Social Condominiums focused on the intermediary role of third sector organisations in supporting Chilean low-income homeowners in the management of their condominium housing. Her research interests are related to the role of civil society organisations in vulnerable contexts, with special attention to bottom-up initiatives, social innovation and collaborative housing.
She is associate researcher at the Co-Lab research group in the project: Mapping social innovation and collaboration in housing. She is part of the TU Delft Global Programme Global Urban Lab, and is coordinator and lecturer of the MOOC Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges, organised by the Urbanism Department at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft. Since 2020, Luz María member of the editoral board at the journal of Housing and the Built Environment.
Martina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Management in the Built Environment at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft. Her PhD research is about housing issues for lower-middle class households in the Italian context and how these are connected with the institutional and political environment.
Her research interests include issues of housing affordability and shortage, especially for young adults, as well as the relation between housing and welfare systems. She is fascinated by how peculiar cultural or socio-political features – such as the type of public-private relationship, the level of corruption or the type of welfare regime – can impact housing access. She is currently researching housing inequality and its linkages with social policy, with a specific focus on how participatory practices and co-creation with young people can improve local housing policy in Amsterdam (UPLIFT project). Moreover, she is working on how the Dutch housing issues can be framed as a multidisciplinary issue and how this is being addressed in architectural education at TU Delft (1M Homes initiative).