WWB TV. Construction without private ownership Lecture by Anna Heilgemeir and Bernhard Hummel
In Berlin, new residential buildings are being developed as a result of bottom-up initiatives. Most of the so-called co-housing projects have been initiated by people living in collective structures rather than in nuclear family units.
They want to have more say about their living environment and secure an affordable rent without creating private ownership. Housing organized in the model of the Mietshäuser Syndikat, as a specific example of this phenomenon, is not privately owned but governed by a collective of inhabitants. What role does the architect play in such a process? Architects Anna Heilgemeir and Bernhard Hummel, associated with the Syndikat, will be talking about their experience with different projects.