The co-ordinators of the ENHR working group Collaborative Housing invite abstracts related but not limited to this year’s ENHR conference topic, with a particular focus on the links between collaborative housing forms and housing in unstable contexts. “Collaborative housing” is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of housing forms with different degrees of collective self-organization and formalisation. Central to this type of housing is the presence of a significant level of collaboration amongst (future) residents, and between them and external actors and/or stakeholders, with a view to realising the housing project (Czischke, Carriou & Lang, 2020; Lang, Carriou & Czischke, 2018). Collaborative housing initiatives have often provided important responses to housing shortages and displacement, especially in (post-)war and economic crisis periods. This crucial role has been confirmed in the aftermath of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis of 2008, which has seen community-based housing initiatives fighting urban decline and housing exclusion through practices such as commoning or taking over vacant homes.
***NEW CONFERENCE DATES: 28 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2020***
***EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 29 MAY 2020***
***EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: 17 AUGUST 2020***
Notification of abstract approval: TBA
Full papers deadline: TBA
Please keep checking the conference website,
The Call for abstracts can be found here: