Summerschool LET’S BE R‎€AL!


During the summer school LET’S BE R€AL! we will explore alternatives for creating actionable living spaces for affordable rents. We will do so by means of a collective effort, and with a special focus on existing, vacant property. The Rotterdam collective City in the making (Stad in de Maak) will function as our external client for the studio. Together we’ll support them in finding a new location for housing, new models of ownership and new methods of collective city making – using the requirements for their initiative as a real-life case study.

Can we come up with an alternative for anti-squatting, and utilise vacant space for solving the housing scarcity? Can we use newly proposed governance models, such as ‘right to challenge’, ‘neighbourhood rights’ and the commons? Or work with alternative ownership models such as rent-to-buy and community land trusts? Combining these organisational, legal and social perspectives with design interventions we aim to come up with a pragmatic method to create more affordable housing.

You can register for this studio by sending an email to Regular tickets are available for 500 euro. Student tickets are available for 400 euro. For practical reasons, a maximum of 15 participants can take part in this course.

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