Part 2: The Role of the Architect
Collaborative housing (CH) is a wide concept that encompasses a broad range of collectively self-organized and self-managed housing. In contrast with conventional housing, CH is based on collective decision making processes, where future residents collaborate among each other and with architects (and other professionals) to create their collective housing project.
This requires a “paradigm shift” in the architect’s mindset, from “participation” to what we call “co-production”. This lesson explores the role of the architect within this process of co-production of CH, highlighting its limitations and advantages.
Darinka is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. In 2014 she was awarded the Delft Technology Fellowship to develop her research on Collaborative Housing. She is the founder of the Co-Lab Research group at the TU Delft and co-founder of the working group ‘Collaborative Housing’ at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).
Since 2018 she serves as board member of ENHR coordination committee, and in July 2021 she joined the advisory board of the Dutch association of housing cooperatives, Cooplink. Darinka has published extensively about social, affordable and collaborative housing in comparative international perspective.
Sara Brysch, MSc
Department of Management in the Built Environment
Sara Brysch (M.Arch) is an architect with a solid background on 'minimum housing' design, acquired both through research and professional experience. She is currently a PhD researcher on the design of affordable collaborative housing at the Co-Lab Research group, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. Her research interests include affordable housing solutions, Existenzminimum design approaches, and collaborative processes in housing.
Stephanie Zeulevoet, MSc
Stephanie Zeulevoet works as an architect at Inbo in Amsterdam. She graduated with a MSc Architecture from TU Delft in 2016 on the topic of cooperative housing. She is primarily interested in researching the potential for cooperative housing models to create affordable housing in cities in the Netherlands.
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