During the book launch of ‘Together: Towards collaborative living’, the authors will explain why collaborative living is experiencing a revival in the Netherlands and what best housing practices enable this living form. In the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis, more and more people turn to collective self-organisation to provide housing that is community-oriented, environmentally sustainable and affordable. But why is it so difficult for these initiatives to get off the ground? Together with practitioners in the Dutch housing sector and collaborative housing advocates, the future of collaborative housing will be discussed. Who can take the main lead in the co-creation of housing? What projects can already be celebrated? And what can the Netherlands learn from other European examples?
About the speakers
Dr Darinka Czischke is Associate Professor in Housing and Social Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. She is the founder of the Co-Lab Research group and co-founder of the working group ‘Collaborative Housing’ at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).
Marije Peute is an anthropologist, specialised in urban and digital cultures. She is affiliated with the TU Delft Co-Lab Research group and currently working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, at the department Media Studies.
Sara Brysch is an Architect and a PhD candidate at Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, focusing on the design of affordable collaborative housing. She is a member of the Co-Lab Research group at TU Delft.
Zeno Winkels is general director at the Woonbond. The Woonbond is committed to representing the interests of renters in the Netherlands. For Winkels, tackling the housing crisis is at the top of the agenda.
Richard Ronald is Professor of Housing and Chair of Political and Economic Geographies (PEG) at the University of Amsterdam. He is the current Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Contemporary City’ book series and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Housing Policy.