Housing the Human Has Come to an End

Housing the Human came to an end after an 18-month process of development and presentations at the various organizing institutions. We’ve documented the different steps of the project through conversations with the artistic directors, designers and architects, as well as affiliated experts.

Stay tuned for a new collaboration in 2020!

Video by Starkad.

February 3, 2020

Housing the Human Festival: The Five Prototypes Come to Life

Watch a recap of the festival in Berlin in which, during a packed two-day program on October 18-19, the five participating architects and designers presented their final prototypes to the public as room-spanning installations, films, and performances.

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November 4, 2019

October 18-19, 2019: Housing the Human Festival, radialsystem, Berlin

Housing the Human marks the culmination of over a year of research with a festival showcasing five concepts for the future of living and social coexistence.

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July 31, 2019

Join the Housing the Human Seminar at radialsystem

On Saturday, October 19, as part of the Housing the Human Festival, the public is invited to join an open seminar with renowned experts and professionals centered around three defining themes: Methodological Frictions, on the practical hurdles of working across disciplines; Usefulness, on the tension between artistic freedom and practical implementation; and Prophecies, on the promises and missteps of working with innovation and future-oriented topics.

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September 30, 2019

The 24/7 Bed: Privacy and Publicity in the Age of Social Media

At the Housing the Human Festival, architectural historian, theorist, and curator Beatriz Colomina will discuss what role does the bed receive in the age of social media and constant connectedness.

Following her lecture-performance, she will invite architectural theorist Mark Wigley, the five prototype designers, and others to a “Bed-In” for a series of conversations in pajamas.

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September 18, 2019

After Money: A Game Experiment

On Saturday, October 18, as part of the Housing the Human Festival at radialsystem, the public is invited to join the event After Money, a game experiment that imagines a moneyless future, played live by prominent architects, theorists, and decision makers.

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September 12, 2019

Concocting New Domestic Rituals

According to architectural technologist Mae-ling Lokko, our kitchens could soon become micro-factories for sustainable mushroom-based building materials. All we need to do is introduce a new habit around cooking a meal.

Interview by Hili Perlson

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July 30, 2019

This Is Not a Human

DAMN° Magazine on Simone C Niquille’s Regarding the Pain of SpotMini

By Nadine Botha

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July 17, 2019

Creating Jarring Experiences

DAMN° Magazine in conversation with Lucia Tahan

By Anja Neidhardt

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June 11, 2019

Prototypes for a New Social Geography

Notes on the first-stage presentations at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

By James Taylor-Foster

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May 13, 2019

DAMN° Magazine in conversation with the artistic directors of Housing the Human

From April 4–30, 2019, Housing the Human was hosted by Copenhagen Architecture Festival, where the first-stage prototypes of the five selected concepts were presented and discussed. DAMN° Magazine’s Anja Neidhardt took this opportunity to lead a conversation with the four artistic directors Freo Majer (Forecast Festival), Pippo Ciorra (Demanio Marttimo. KM-278), Josephine Michau (Copenhagen Architecture Festival CAFx), and Jan Boelen (Z33 and 4th Istanbul Design Biennial) about their roles and individual perspectives.

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May 2, 2019

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

From April 4-30, 2019, Housing the Human will be hosted by Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) at KADK Bibliotheket, unveiling the first-stage prototypes of the five selected concepts.

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March 19, 2019

Sharing is Caring: Future Ways of Dwelling

by Serra Aşkın (Architect, writer. serra.ash@gmail.com)

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November 20, 2018

November 2, 2018: Housing the Human at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

On Friday, November 2, 2018, Housing the Human presents a public forum at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial. The five projects are presented at Yapı Kredi Cultural Center.

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October 29, 2018

Kick-Off at the Forecast Festival in Berlin

On Saturday, October 13, 6-8 pm, Forecast Festival will host Housing the Human for the first time. In the large auditorium of Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the five projects selected for further development will be presented to the public.

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October 5, 2018

We’ve decided! The jury has selected five innovative concepts to push forward

Selecting from 14 submitted concepts, Housing the Human invited five talented thinkers to develop and produce their concepts. On August 23, 2018, the jury chose five proposals for further realization, which will result in prototypes for future lifestyles, social spaces, housing, and concepts for coexistence.

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September 4, 2018

July 20, 2018: Housing the Human at Demanio Marittimo. Km-278 near Ancona, Italy

Fourteen invited participants—pioneering and ambitious initiatives, offices, and individuals who excel at working across disciplines—convened at the innovation festival.

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August 4, 2018

14 initiatives, offices, and individuals will put their concepts to the test in a night of discussion

On July 20, 2018, Housing the Human kicks off at the innovation festival Demanio Marittimo. Km-278 near Ancona, Italy. Fourteen pioneering and ambitious initiatives, offices, and individuals have been invited to test their concepts in a night of discussions with architects, designers, curators, and futurologists.

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July 18, 2018