2. Call for Contributions: IBA ResearchLab New Social Housing 2019

In the framework of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) on “New Social Housing”, which will take place in Vienna in 2022, the TU Wien and the University of Vienna established a research cluster (“ResearchLab”) to encourage interdisciplinary, critical and comparative research in the field of social housing and urban development. To accomplish this goal, the ResearchLab started in 2018 with a series of annual International Summer Schools on relevant aspects of social housing. In 2019, the Summer School will have a thematic focus on the social dimension of social housing. 

The notion of “social” is dynamic and can be interpreted in different ways, also with regard to housing policy. Today, far-reaching social change is reflected in new family and household forms, a new relationship between housing and work, new mobility concepts, new technologies and other changes that affect living and the importance of housing for making everyday life good and satisfying. It is a core challenge to capture the relevance of this change for the provision of housing and to adjust the system so that it can respond adequately to the new challenges (and avoid unintended effects through inappropriate instruments).

The International Summer School 2019 wants to explore perspectives of new social housing with historical, current and forward-looking contributions from social sciences, planning, architecture, and also in relation to concrete housing projects, and bring these into the discussion of the IBA Vienna 2022.


TU Wien, future.lab: http://www.futurelab.tuwien.ac.at
Uni Wien, Institut für Soziologie, https://www.soz.univie.ac.at/home/
IBA Wien: https://www.iba-wien.at