Symposium cooperative conditions, learning from Vienna, Zürich & Münich
After the booklaunch of ‘Operatie Wooncoöperatie’, we cordially invite you to the international symposium ‘cooperative conditions, learning from Vienna, Zürich & Münich’.
The symposium will present building culture and housing production in Vienna, Zurich and Munich. Innovative architecture, innovative forms of living together, effective regulations and policy instruments. It shows the successes of cooperative self-organisation of citizens. Celebrating its architecture and realisations, but explicitly from the perspective of the national and municipal conditions that are necessary for this: cooperative conditions.
These cities all have a profound history of citizens’ owned cooperatives. All three also witness a recent increase of a thriving cooperative sector in the urban housingmarket. Not the individual question “how do I want to live?”, but jointly shaping the question “how do we want to live together?” is leading. Housing is a fundamental right, not a commodity. Citizens can shape it together.
We invite all who is engaged in drafting the agenda for the next four years- be it as politicians, as policy makers, as developers, architects and activists. The housing crisis is an urgent task for new city adminstrations everywhere. Cooperatives as one answer are identified more and more. So this is the moment to forge the right conditions and lay the foundations for a shift in the orientation of national and urban housing policies in the Netherlands.
3 cities, 3 perspectives
Introductions by cooperatives and city-representatives
- München: radically inclusive
Claudia Thiessen, Zürich, initiator and member of board Mehr Als Wohnen, Kraftwerk (a.o.)
- Vienna: radically social
Martin Klamt, Munich, Wohnungsbaumanager & Wachstumsstrategien, Landeshauptstadt München
- Zürich: radically autonomous
Robert Korab + Eveline Hendekli, Vienna, initiators DieWogen, Sargfabrik, bureau raum+kommunikation
3 worktables / parallel sessions
Conversations with cooperatives, architects and policy-makers from each city
- Zürich: a culture of competitions
Jonathan Kischkel, Co-Präsident Kalkbreite, Zürich, project: Zollhaus
- München: affordable housing through land policies
Christian Hadaller, Kooperative Grossstadt, Munich, project: San Riemo
- Vienna: corporations and cooperatives
Katharina Bayer, einszueins archiktektur, Vienna, project: Gleis21 / Wohnproject Wien
Concluding debate with dutch representatives
The programme is connected to the book ‘Operatie Wooncoöperatie, uit de wooncrisis door gemeenschappelijk bezit’, by Arie Lengkeek & Peter Kuenzli, published by Trancity x Valiz
More info, exact programme and guests/speakers to be announced in the coming period.
Registration: Obligatory, you’re kindly asked to buy a ticket for your lunch when registering
Entrance: The symposium is free of charge but we charge participants € 16.92 ( € 15,00 + 1,92 service costs and VAT) for lunch at Het Keilepand
Tickets: Buy your tickets via this link
Cooperative Conditions is also the title of the research and exhibition on Zürich by Anne Kockelkorn, Rebekka Hirschberg & Susanne Schindler, which will be featured in the symposium as well. See: www.cooperativeconditions.net
Program: Symposium cooperative conditions, learning from Vienna, Zürich & Münich
Date: 6 october 2022
Time: starts at 09.30
Location: Keilepand, Rotterdam