We’re happy to announce the call for the 5th International Summer School, organized in the framework of the IBA ResearchLab on New Social Housing. The Summer School will take place in Vienna from Sept 12-17 – with optional online participation (hybrid format). This year’s theme will be: "Social Housing Production – economic foundations of building and dwelling."
2022 is a special year, as it is also the year of the International Building Exhibition Vienna, opens an external URL in a new window. In this context, the summer school will focus on the economic foundations of building and dwelling. Against the background of an increasing financialization of housing and many facets of everyday life, it will provide a space to discuss in which way the social housing sector is affected. What are the economic foundations of social housing? How are these changing in relation to new forms of regulation and funding? Are housing cooperatives and public housing “safe havens” sheltered from market forces? How is the relation between social housing and other segments on the housing market evolving?
In a week of exchange and collaboration, we look for responses to these issues and invite contributions from all academic disciplines. The Summer School is open for early-stage academics (predoc, postdoc) from all disciplinary contexts as well as for housing activists and representatives of housing and urban policy initiatives who want to contribute to the above-mentioned topics.
Deadline for applications is April 30.
More information can be found on the IBA ResearchLab Homepage, opens an external URL in a new window.