Aims & Participants

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The aim is to enlist architects, planners, economists, policy makers, geographers, artists, filmmakers, academics and activists from around the world to examine the problems and possible solutions to the crisis in affordable, healthy, and sustainable housing that plagues countries across the globe. 

It is inspired by the need to deal with a critical issue at a critical time the provision of affordable and decent housing. However, it also draws on the idea of critical regionalism, universalised some thirty years ago through the writings of Kenneth Frampton – an awareness of how global forces play out regionally.

Taking this dual perspective of ‘the critical’, the absolute need to deal with a real issue; and the link between the global and the regional, this project has initiated multiple activities to take place in various regions of the world. Each of these activities takes on the central issue of affordable and decent housing from a regionally specific perspective.


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On that basis multiple publications and events are planned in the UK, Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus and elsewhere.


Participating groups and institutions include:


Atelier Herman Hertzberger, Holland

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UK

The Commission of Architecture and the Built Environment, UK

The Royal Institute of British Architects, UK

University College London Press, UK

The University of Johannesburg, South Africa

The Faculty of Public Health, UK

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Home Builders Federation, UK

University of Cyprus

Oulu University, Finland

The University of the Gambia, Gambia

Cullinan Studio, UK

Technical University of Athens, Greece

The University of Derby, UK

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Universidad Gestalt de Diseño, Mexico

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

University of Liverpool, UK 

University of Seville, Spain

National University of Singapore

Defend Council Housing, UK

The University of the West of England

Greenside Design Center, South Africa

The Public Health Film Society, UK

Foundation of Arts and Creative Technologies, UK

Sixteen Films, UK

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Bluecoat Chambers Art, UK

The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

National Federation of Builders, UK

London South Bank University

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


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