Social Housing – Housing the Social is the second edition of Actors, Agents and Attendants, a series of symposia initiated by SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain. This two-day symposium takes place on November 4 and 5, 2011, at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The symposium emphasises the relationship between the waning political and practical imperative of social housing and the broader conceptual or philosophical idea of ‘housing the social’.
Given the increasing global conditions of unequal wealth distribution, and the specific urgency brought about by cuts in social and cultural funding in the Netherlands, can forms of cultural production be reclaimed as tools with which to design and defend social space, or are the agents and engineers of such projects merely tools in the further decoration of reduced welfare rights? What do we want cities to accommodate today? What is the legacy of the utopian ideals of the ’60s and what alternative plans for living together in cities are being incubated now? How do we deal with the very real problems of social division brought about by poverty, migration, addiction, lack of representation? What roles do artists, designers, architects play in this process?
The programme of the symposium combines keynote lectures, presentations and panel sessions with specific case studies, discussions, performances and film screenings. Please note the official language is English. View the full programme here.
2-day admittance: E 40,-
1-day admittance: E 25,-
Reduced fee for students and persons aged 26 and under
2-day admittance: E 25,
1-day admittance: E 15,-
Admittance includes: symposium booklet, coffee, lunch, dinner and refreshments.
REGISTRATION is possible here (deadline October 31, 2011).
Curious about the first edition? See this link for Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility.
CONTRIBUTORS & KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Yazid Anani (architect, Birzeit University, Palestine), Laura Burkhalter (architect, Institute for Bionomic Urbanism, USA), Joana Conill (film director, S), Chto Delat (artist collective, R), Adri Duivesteijn (PvdA, NL), DUS Architects (architect collective, NL), Zoran Eric (curator, MOCA Belgrade, SER), Fallen Fruit (art and activist collective, USA), Bregtje van der Haak (documentary filmmaker, NL), Jeanne van Heeswijk (artist, NL), Ernst van den Hemel (philosopher and activist, NL), Jiang Jun (editor-in-chief, Urban China Magazine, CN), Chris Keulemans (artistic director, Tolhuistuin, NL), Sabrina Lindeman (artist, NL), Don Mitchell (urban geographer, Syracuse University, USA), Merijn Oudenampsen (social and political scientist, NL), Marjetica Potrc (artist and architect, SLO), Partizan Publik (design and action collective), Recht auf Stadt (activists, Hamburg, D), Arnold Reijndorp (urban sociologist UvA, NL, to be confirmed), Arno van Roosmalen (director STROOM, NL), Martha Rosler (artist, USA), Christoph Schaefer (artist, D), Pelin Tan (sociologist, Technical University Istanbul, TR), Ultra-red (artist collective, international), Roman Vasseur (artist, UK) and Ymere housing corporation (NL).
Curators: Fulya Erdemci (SKOR) and Andrea Phillips (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Associate curator and coordinator: Vesna Madzoski (SKOR)
Architectural advisor: Markus Miessen (Studio Miessen)
Research Group: Arno van Roosmalen (director, Stroom Den Haag), Bregtje van der Haak (documentary filmmaker), Chris Keulemans (artistic director, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam), Ernst van den Hemel (philosopher and activist, University of Amsterdam), Huib Haye van der Werf (curator, SKOR), Nils van Beek (curator, SKOR), Partizan Publik (design and action collective, Amsterdam), and Theo Tegelaers (curator, SKOR)
Interns: Laura Pardo and Michelle Franke