Daniela Sandler: “Living Projects: Collective Housing, Alternative Culture, and Spaces of Resistance in Contemporary Berlin”

Daniela Sandler: “Living Projects: Collective Housing, Alternative Culture, and Spaces of Resistance in Contemporary Berlin”

“Living projects” (Hausprojekte) are socially diverse alternative residential communities that offer affordable housing; collective, collaborative management; and cultural venues such as movie theaters, small independent businesses, galleries, and clubs. Representative of a distinctive thread in Berlin’s history and connected to the city’s identity, they are also in tension with official policies for urban development and private real estate investment, and under frequent threat of eviction. This talk analyzes Hausprojekte from a cultural, urban, and architectural perspective.

Daniela Sandler is Assistant Professor of Architectural History at UCSC.

1 Comment

  1. Danica
    March 4, 2015

    I am Danica , I am a student of architecture faculty in Belgrade, Serbia, III year of undergraduate studies, and I am doing a research on housing communities with cultural and social activites , as our topic in Studio Project is “Self suficient community” , I was wondering if you can recommend any article or project that ought to be helpfull with this topic? I accidentaly found yout page on internet and I am very curious and interested in any kinds of information on if there is such community that is culturally interactive within, and where people can cooperate and be culturaly useful to each other?

    Thanks in advance.
    Kindest regards.