April 4–30, 2019: Housing the Human at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

The architects, designers, and artists selected by the Housing the Human experts will present first-stage prototypes addressing social, ecological, and aesthetic aspects of the future of housing and communal living at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx). Certain Measures, Mae-ling Lokko, Simone C Niquille, Lucia Tahan, and Dasha Tsapenko will each show an interim phase of their project and offer insights into the process and challenges up to this stage in a public lecture followed by a guided tour at the KADK Biblioteket on April 4.

The five prototypes are being developed over the course of a year and will be displayed to the public on two further occasions. The final project results will be presented in October 2019 as part of the Housing the Human Festival in Berlin, and in November 2019, the Z33 in Hasselt will hold a wrap-up event, contextualizing the five development processes with the accompanying curators and authors.

In addition, Housing the Human is holding two panel discussions on the future of housing and co-existence headed by architect and curator James Taylor-Foster on April 5, at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design (KADK). Admission is free to all Housing the Human events.

The panel discussions are:

On-demand living and the influence of Artificial Intelligence in our homes

Time: 4:00-5:20pm

With Housing the Human participants Lucia Tahan, Tobias Nolte, and Simone C Niquille; architect and co-founder of Assemble, Joe Halligan; designer and founder of Make Good, Daniel Perlin; architect and professor at Cita – The intersection between architecture and computer science, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen; and with advisor and editor at Copenhagen institute for Futures Studies, Anne Dencker Bædkel.

Upcycling – new materials and design, re-defining the private sphere

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

With Housing the Human participants Mae-ling Lokko and Dasha Tsapenko; architect Tatiana Bilbao; architect Alfredo Brillembourg/Urban Think Tank; Housing the Human Artistic Directors, Jan Boelen and Pippo Ciorra; Professor at Department of Architecture and Design, KADK, Peter Thule Kristensen; and with professor and Head of CINARK – Center for industrialized Architecture, KADK, Anne Beim.

The Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) offers more than 200 events related to public architecture on view from April 4, 2019, in the cities of Copenhagen, Odense, and Aarhus.

The prototypes will be on view at the KADK Biblioteket, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 50, 1434, Copenhagen through April 30.

The panel discussions take place on April 5, in Auditorium 6 at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design (KADK), Philip De Langes Allé 10, 1435, Copenhagen.