Special Issue Publication : Housing Statements

estate3To coincide with the launch of its conference series as part of the “Housing – Critical Futures” programme, Architecture_MPS has invited leading organisations, activists, architects and charities to author opinion pieces on the housing crisis in the UK today. Their statements can be read below. These pieces were commissioned alongside keynote talks from: Stephen Hodder. President, RIBA | David Waterhouse. Head, Strategic Planning, CABE.

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Shelter: “Everyone now accepts that we have a desperate housing shortage in England.”

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Unite the Union. “It is a basic human right that everyone has a decent, warm home that they can afford with security for the future.”

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ARLA: “We need more homes. For every house built in the UK two households are created.”

 

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Cullinan Studio: The abuse of words contributes to our cynicism of politics. ‘Affordable Housing’ is a prime example.”

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 HBA: “Without unified political backing we will struggle to tackle unaffordable housing and unaffordable living.”

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March for Homes: “In Britain we now pay more for housing, as a proportion of our income, than at any time [and] housing has become a means of increasing inequality.”

 

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The conference, Housing – A Critical Perspective is organised by Architecture_MPS (AMPS), the Sociology Department of Liverpool University and the Architecture Department of Liverpool John Moores University.

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