Housing After the Neoliberal Turn: International Case Studies

Edited by Christian Hiller, Jesko Fezer, Nikolaus Hirsch, Wilfried Kuehn, Hila Peleg

ISBN: 9783959050487

PUBLISHER: Spector Books/Haus der Kulturen der Welt

YEAR: 2016

SYPNOPSIS:

The housing question is a universal question. Everywhere, it speaks differently but directly to the challenges that define our times: social inequality, ecological crisis, displacement, asylum, migration, and privatisation. The volume International Case Studies brings together contributions from Delhi, Hong Kong, Berlin, New York, London, and other cities around the globe. Its formats range from architectural research to literary and artistic projects.

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) project Wohnungsfrage investigates the fraught relationship between architecture, housing, and social reality in an exhibition of experimental housing models, an international academy, and a publication series that examines various options for self-determined, social and affordable housing. This publication series presents key historical works accompanied by new commentaries, contemporary case studies from around the world, and publications by activists concerned with urban policy issues, architects, and artists.