13.09.2021 2 pm – 6 pm

Opening Symposium
Contours of Postpandemic Social Housing

The symposium will gather positions from philosophy, social science, architecture and planning to explore the ways in which the Covid-19 has affected homing and housing, and what can emerge from this experience.

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2 – 2.15 pm
Simon Güntner, Professor of Spatial Sociology at the TU Wien
Michael Obrist, Professor for Housing and Design at the TU Wien
Christoph Reinprecht, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna

2.15 – 3.15 pm
Philosophical and Political Groundings
Silvia Federici, Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy at Hofstra University, New York
Iván Tosics, Sociologist and managing director of Metropolitan Research  Institute (MRI), Budapest
Felipe de Ferrari, Architect at Plan Comun, Paris

3.30 – 4.30 pm
The Global Picture
Amita Bhide, Professor and Dean of School of Habitat Studies, Tata  Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Steffen Wetzstein, Human Geographer, Research Fellow at the University  of Western Australia
Hubert Klumpner, Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich together with
Anne Graupner, South African / Austrian architect; Chair for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zürich

4.45 – 5.45 pm
Care, Work, Living – new Functionalities of Social housing?
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Professor for Building Typologies at RWTH Aachen / BeL Architects
Christoph Schmidt, Ifau Architects, Berlin; Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf,
Christophe Hutin, Christophe Hutin Architecture, Bordeaux

5.45 – 6.00
Reflection and outlook