Conference information in English
Welcome to the second Swedish open conference on Collaborative and Social Building and Living. This years conference will take place in Floda, Gothenburg, between 18-19 of November 2021.
The conference provides a rare opportunity in Sweden to engage professionals and amateurs alike in a broad and open discussion about building and planning the next generation of homes. This year the conference will cover a broad range of topics which include building communities, organizing collaborative building processes, discussing local community development and collective living as well as discussing inclusive municipal processes, inclusion and transition. The common denominator between these phenomena is that they are driven by people coming together in social processes based on cooperative principles.
In general, the conference aims to depict the values that can be created through cooperation and inclusion.
The conference’s initiators represent a wide spectrum of stake holders that comes together from different starting-points. We have found that the questions, as well as the barriers we face when working with collaborative an social building, modern self-building etc, need to be addressed within an even broader forum. Among our initiators and hosts are institutions such as the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, as well as municipal housing companies, and representatives from academic sectors and social movements.
The conference will focus on both new and old forms of socially-driven construction processes. We’re inspired by the historic Home Movement that was prolific in addressing housing issues in Sweden in the first half of the 19th century. We are also inspired by the many contemporary socially driven building initiatives and projects that are being done both locally and internationally today. Our aim is to draw inspiration and knowledge from any and all relevant projects.
Please note that the conference will mostly be held in Swedish, with only some seminars in English due to English speaking lecturers.
For further information, please see the contacts page!