BOOST metadesign learning cycle

This spring we have been engaging in an exciting learning cycle for the project BOOST.

BOOST metadesign learning cycle, Skype, 27 June, 2017

BOOST metadesign is based at the Department of Design, Linnaeus University, and conducted by Mathilda Tham, Sara Hyltén-Cavallius and Åsa Ståhl. The three-year-long development project explores needs of and dreams for housing and inhabiting at the intersection of migrants, students and an ageing population in a context of sustainability, and in the region of Småland, southern Sweden. The exploration is mainly taking place through collaborative workshops together with students, migrants and older people (wiser people, super adults, senior citizens, older adults) as well as architects, city planners, representatives for housing societies and municipalities. This will generate scenarios and guidelines directed at decision makers and citizens. To enrich and contextualize the practice, Anette Lundebye and Hannah Jones (Stanford University) have identified a series of practical examples and theory, in the remit of housing and our particular audiences. Specifically, we are interested in intergenerational housing concepts and practices. We set up a Skype learning cycle where practice and theory are shared and discussed and we generate ideas for the next steps. A key theme that we discuss are the norms around housing, ownership, temporalities of a home, the standard of a home, the amount of space privacy requires.


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