This year’s Annual Conference of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic. Nevertheless, the ENHR working group “Collaborative Housing” is happy to convene a virtual special workshop on the history of housing cooperatives. This virtual workshop will be coordinated by Jardar Sørvoll (Oslo Metropolitan University) and Richard Lang (Johannes Kepler University Linz). The main goal of the workshop is to unpack the potential of historical perspectives and methodologies for the emerging research field of collaborative housing research. It should help us develop a better understanding of factors that led to present configurations of welfare and housing policies, conditions on housing markets, as well as actor configurations and practices in housing fields. In that sense, “taking a long view” (Flanagan & Jacobs 2019) also highlights why certain intended outcomes have not been achieved and what lessons need to be learned for the future.
DATE: NOVEMBER 20, 2020***
***DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020***
***Notification of abstract approval: October 15, 2020***
***Optional Full Paper Deadline: November 9, 2020***