This one-day conference compares experiences and experiments from housing estates in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in a dynamic past, present and future perspective. Denne en-dagskonference sammenligner erfaringer og eksperimenter fra boligområder i Danmark, Norge og Sverige i et dynamisk fortids-, nutids- og fremtidsperspektiv.
With a common history as (social democratic) post-war welfare states becoming more heterogeneous societies, as cities experience segregation and influx with subsequent housing shortage, the three Scandinavian countries are both similar and different in their way of planning and rethinking public housing estates.
Sweden’s ‘Million Programme’ (1965-74) was built in a bigger scale than post-war housing estates projects in Denmark and Norway and today, Swedish satellite cities are even more segregated than in the neighbouring countries. Norway has a system of owner-occupied dwellings rather than rental housing, while Denmark has the unique model of ‘almene boliger’ with its resident democracy and tradition of good housing for everyone.
First, Nordic experts of different disciplines will discuss how post-war housing estates were designed as avant-garde welfare architecture and ‘social engineering’, physically framing the residents everyday life from cradle to grave. How were these ideal neighbourhoods planned, what went well and what failed, what can we learn from these past experiences, how have different inhabitants affected the planned environments, etc.?
Then, we will discuss experiences with renovation and other efforts, rethinking the existing housing estates from the post-war period in relation to new ideals, values, demographics and needs. Lastly, we will look at new designs and concepts of affordable housing, considering new needs of housing with a different mix of residents and new family patterns including experiments with co-living, sharing facilities, etc.
The conference is created in collaboration with BL Danmarks Almene Boliger and Nordiske Boligorganisationer
08.30 – 09.00 Check in and coffee/tea and croissants.
PART 1 AFFORDABLE HOUSING – SCANDINAVIAN PERSPECTIVES
09.00 – 10.15
09.00 – 09.30 Introduction by CAFx and moderator Jesper Pagh // Architect
09.30 – 10.00 Bent Madsen // director BL on Affordable Housing in the Nordic countries
The historical background in Denmark and the political-economical situation of today.
10.00-10.15 Questions and discussion with Bent Madsen and Jesper Pagh.
PART 2 AFFORDABLE HOUSING – SOCIETAL AND ARTISTIC AVANT-GARDE
10.30 – 12.05
10.30 – 10.45 Claus Bech-Danielsen // SBI on ‘Almene Boliger’
A Focal Point for the Development of Danish Architecture
10.45 – 11.00 Ellen Braae // KU
Welfare Landscapes and Commons
11.00 – 11.15 Heidi Svenningsen // KADK Film screening
Fragile Potentials in the Big Masterplans
11.15 – 11.30 Sidse Martens Gudmand-Høyer // AA
Affordable Housing, Architectonic Quality and Welfare History.
11.30 – 11.45 Kjeld Vindum // KADK
Challenges and Possible Answers of Affordable Housing.
11.45 – 12.05 Discussion with the presenters and questions from the public.
12.05 – 12.35 Lunch
PART 3 CURRENT CASES OF REDEVELOPMENT IN EXISTING HOUSING ESTATES
12.35 – 13.35
12.35 – 12.50 NN // Brabrand Housing Association on
Gellerup’s Masterplan (DK)
12.50 – 13.05 Per-Øystein Lund // Oslo Municipality project leader of Groruddalssatsningen (NO)
Groruddalen in Oslo
13.05 – 13.20 Tor Lindstrand // KTH
Fitja in Stockholm (SE)
13.20 – 13.40 Discussion with the presenters and questions from the public.
13.40 – 13.55 Break
PART 3 CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
13.55 – 15.05
13.55 – 14.10 Arild Eriksen // Eriksen Skajaa Arkitekter
Experiments with affordable and sharing housing in Oslo (NO)
14.10 – 14.20 Michael Soja Høxbroe // Urbania
The co-housing project Urbania, (DK)
14.20 – 14.30 Søren Rasmussen // ONV Arkitekter on Almene Boliger plus v. (DK).
14.30 – 14.45 Emily Fahlén // curator (SE)
Tensta Konsthall in Tensta, Stockholm
14.45 – 15.05 Discussion with the presenters and questions from the public.
15.05 – 15.20 Coffee/tea
PART 5 INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION
15.20 – 15.50 International keynote Keiran Long, director ArkDes in Stockholm (SE/UK).
Lessons of Affordable Housing from Scandinavian Satellites to British New Towns. Former head of design, architecture and digital at V&A in London, co-curator of the David Chipperfield Venice Biennale 2012, former editor of Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal.
15.50 – 16.20 Panel discussion and Q+A with participation of members of NBO (TBC)
OPTIONAL POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS
Post-Conference Film Screening
17.15 Screening of Paul Sng’s film Dispossession – The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017) in Grand Teatret with introduction by Keiran Long (TBC) and Jesper Pagh.
Price: Kr. 90.
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Kl. 19.15 – 21.00 Two course dinner and one glass of wine the restaurant of Hotel Skt. Petri
Price: kr. 295
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