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‘Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe’ Symposium in New York

21 Feb 2018

On the opening weekend of our ‘Social Housing’ exhibition in New York, Karakusevic Carson Architects with contributors Adam Khan Architects, Avenier Cornejo, Hans van der Heijden, Chartier Dalix and Einszueins Architektur came together for a sold out half day symposium at the Center for Architecture revealing and exploring European social housing.

The programme started with an outline by co-author Abigail Batchelor setting the scene for our publication and the key themes defining new housing and refurbishment in Europe. Our Research Manager and exhibitions curator Mike Althorpe presented a 180-year comparative European housing history and Paul Karakusevic, with Christelle Avenier, Hans van der Heijden, Adam Khan, Frederic Chartier and Katharina Bayer took the audience through 12 new schemes that are redefining affordable housing practice across Europe.

In the plenary chaired by architect and writer Susanne Schindler, key lessons for New York City were drawn out and discussion moved between design processes, community engagement, finance and civic cultures.

The season of events continues at the Center for Architecture through March to May 2018.

Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe
17 February 2018
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012