Montag, 13. September 2021, 14:00 - 18:00 iCal

Contours of Postpandemic Social Housing

Opening Symposium



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.



2 – 2.15 pm


Simon Güntner, TU Wien

Michael Obrist, TU Wien

Christoph Reinprecht, 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


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

Christophe Hutin, Christophe Hutin Architecture, Bordeaux


5.45 – 6.00

Reflection and outlook


For registration please visit the website.

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IBA Research Lab

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Lena Coufal
Institut für Soziologie