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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
After Money: A Game Experiment
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 PerlsonRead more
Prototypes for a New Social Geography
Notes on the first-stage presentations at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)
By James Taylor-FosterRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
November 2, 2018: Housing the Human at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial
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.Read more
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.Read more
July 20, 2018: Housing the Human at Demanio Marittimo. Km-278 near Ancona, Italy
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.Read more