Venice, October 26-30, 2016
housing | events
The entrance of the Greek Pavilion with the poster of the workshop on the one side and the map of all Zurich's housing cooperatives on the other side
The sharing ideas for sharing space workshop organized in Zurich by
NetHood and INURA Zurich Institute, in the context of the MAZI project and INURA Coop Initiative, resulted in a long-term collaboration between Co-Hab Athens and INURA Athens groups, which was inaugurated in the best possible way: a 4-day workshop at the Greek Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale, #ThisIsACo-op, titled "Co-housing practices: inventing protypes for Athens".
Many of the people that Dimitra Siatitsa (INURA Athens) and Constantina Theodorou (Co-Hab Athens) met during their visit in Zurich were now the special guests in the workshop to discuss with various experts from Greece the possibility to exchange knowledge and experiences between the two contexts.
We discussed in smaller and larger groups about what is generic and what is context-specific in the conception, design and implementation of these cooperative housing and living projects in Zurich.
This will hopefully stimulate local groups in Athens, like the Co-app building and INURA Athens, to develop similar projects inspired from and adapted to the Greek reality. At the same time, this exchange will be also an opportunity for self-reflection for the active participants in Zurich, potentially helping the existing projects to adjust to the changing landscape and requirements of future projects, similarly to the NeNa1 learning process from previous experiences with Kraftwerk1 and Kalkbreite.
Panayotis Antoniadis, interdisciplinary researcher, NetHood, Zurich
Ileana Apostol, architect and urbanist, NetHood ,Zurich
Tobias Bernet, anthropologist and historian, co-founder Central LS housing cooperative, Leipzig / Berlin
Thomas Dimov, architect, Zurich
Sofia Dona, architect & artist, project AKINITO, Athens
Elisavet Hasa, architect, Co-Hab Athens
Tonia Katerini, architect, STOP AUCTIONS network, Athens
Philipp Klaus, economic and social geographer, INURA Zurich Institute, Zurich
Jens Martignoni, researcher, NetHood, Zurich
Stelios Minotakis, architect, Co-Hab Athens
Rayelle Niemann, artist , Wogeno resident, Zurich
Vassiliki – Vicky Panagiotopoulou, architect MA, Less is More, Athens
Thomas Raoseta, architect, NeNa1 and 5im5i, Zurich
Dimitra Siatitsa, architect- researcher, Inura Athens
Constantina Theodorou, architect-researcher, Co-Hab Athens
Andreas Wirz, architect, partner Archipel GmbH , co-founder KraftWerk1 ,Board Wohnbaugenossenschaften Zürich, Board WOKO