Housing the Human is presenting first-stage prototypes at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival CAFx.
The international platform Housing the Human has selected five architects, designers, and artists to explore different themes around the question of how will we live in the future. The five approaches—which address social, ecological, and aesthetic aspects of the future of communal living—were selected in September 2018 to be developed into concrete prototypes over the span of one year, in consultation with a team of highly qualified experts.
The five will present interim prototypes within the framework of CAFx, and discuss the process and challenges up to this stage.
The presentation includes a public lecture followed by a guided tour with the creators on April 4. The prototypes will be on view at the KADK Biblioteket through April 30. In addition, Housing the Human is holding panel discussions on the future of housing and co-existence headed by architect and curator James Taylor-Foster on April 5.
The first-version prototypes that can be explored and tested include: Home is Where the Droids Are by Certain Measures (Tobias Nolte), Agrocologies by Mae-ling Lokko, Regarding the Pain of SpotMini by Simone C Niquille, Cloud Housing by Lucia Tahan and Lovaratory by Dasha Tsapenko.
The five prototypes are being developed over the course of a year and will be displayed to the public on two further occasions. The final project results will be presented in October 2019 as part of the Housing the Human Festival in Berlin, and in November 2019, the Z33 in Hasselt will hold a wrap-up event, contextualizing the five development processes with the accompanying curators and authors.
In Auditorium 6 at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design (KADK) James Foster-Taylor will be moderating two panel discussions on April 5th. The admission is free.
Housing the Human x CAFx
Th, April 4, 4pm – 7pm | Fr, April 5, 4pm – 7pm
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation,
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 50, 1434 Copenhagen