VIPER Gallery: Speculative Scenarios of Affordable Housing on Rohan Island Workshop
The future development area in the centre of Prague – Rohan Island in Karlín – presents an opportunity to face the current challenge posed by the housing crisis. The workshop, which is going to take place as part of the exhibition Karlín Ex/Change, is going to focus on the consequences of housing fund privatization and gentrification in a post-socialist city which is defined by an asymmetrical relationship between the city and the private sector. The objective of the workshop will be the search for possible scenarios of how city administrations and/or architects should plan a new city quarter in order to make it affordable for everyone. The workshop will be held in Kasárny Karlín, is free, open to everyone and will be conducted in English. For registration email [email protected] until March 22.
A. Regulation Group: How to set up regulations in order to secure social and affordable housing?
B. Diplomacy Group: What negotiation strategies (apart from regulatory plans) can the city administration employ to encourage the developer to build other housing structures than those responding to the market demand?
C. Specific Group?: How to achieve the construction of affordable housing of the 21st century by means of architectural typology?
The individual groups will be led by:
- Goda Verikaite (Rotterdam): Spatial designer, member of experimental platform No Purpose which seeks more process-orientated spatial practices. (www.nopurposecollective.com)
- Benedikt Hartl (Munich): Architect, founder of Opposite Office, a studio which works on the boundaries of reality and fiction (www.oppositeoffice.com)
- William Maddinson (Edinburgh): Architect concerned with new economic and fairer models and housing systems (www.futureestate.co.uk)
The two-day workshop is going to start on Thursday with the presentations of guests and experts and will be followed up by teamwork in groups on Friday. It will be concluded by final presentations and the creation of a workshop magazine. The workshop is part of the exhibition Karlín Ex/Change.
The workshop is free, open to everyone and will be conducted in English.
Registeration: [email protected]
Registration deadline: March 22, 2020
Production: Eliška Málková, Lynda Zein
The workshop will start with an opening lecture Maroš Krivý: From Mass Housing to Gentrification?