As an interdisciplinary collaboration, Housing the Human develops methods for a practical futurology — a paradox that it seeks to solve by developing prototypes that can be experienced concretely. What might it mean to house the human — today and in the future?

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On July 20, 2018, Housing the Human is kicking off at the innovation festival Demanio Marittimo KM-278 near Ancona/Italy. 14 initiatives, offices, and individuals will put their concepts to the test in a night of discussion with architects, designers, curators, and futurologists.

Dasha Tsapenko / FAKT / KOSMOS / Liam Young / Lucia Tahan / Mae-Ling Lokko / Margherita Moscardini / Matilde Cassani / OOZE / Paolo Cascone / BARD Studio / Simone Niquille / Skrei / SO?

Information on the participants [PDF]

Housing the Human works closely with a growing network of experts who offer guidance on the concepts.

Giancarlo Mazzanti / Christopher Roth / James Taylor-Foster

Demanio Marittimo KM-278

Five selected prototypes will be realized through a one-year-long process. Throughout all steps of development, the collaborating partners will provide a stage for sharing the prototypes with a broader public, and for investigating them in discussions, performances, and workshops:

October 13, 2018
Forecast Festival in Berlin


November 2, 2018
4th Istanbul Design Biennial


April 2019
Copenhagen Architecture Festival CAFx


July 2019
Demanio Marittimo KM-278 near Ancona/Italy


August/September 2019
Z33 in Hasselt/Belgium


October 2019
Housing the Human Festival in Berlin