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Call for papers for the international symposium on the future of residential living
Dream – Play – Challenge: The Future of Residential Living
25th – 26th June, 2020, at the Felleshus, Nordische Botschaften / Nordic Embassies, Berlin.
A symposium as part of the festival: Women in Architecture, Berlin 2020.
What does it mean today to reside, to be a (non-)resident, to be in residence or to build a residence? The traditional concept of the “residential” has been thrown into question by the challenges of the 21st century. Residing – an act so fundamental to humanity – is contested by socio-economical and cultural uncertainties, be it by precarious ecological conditions, forced uprootedness, re-defined concepts of gender and family, or by culturally diverse models of domesticity. At the same time, the concept of the “residential” continues to lure us with its echoes of stability and permanence, as a term which conjures the desire for a home within societies that find it more and more difficult to provide one.
Abstract: 400–600 words, 1–3 images, and short CV