SOA are currently finalising plans For CoHousing Here!, a public cohousing conference which brings speakers from across Europe who have been involved in designing, building and facilitating cohousing & Community Land Trust projects.
CoHousing Here is a vital discussion about resident-led housing, architecture, community and affordability. Bringing together innovators, policymakers and activists it challenges us to think about participative design, innovative home and community building, democratic urban planning, and agency for residents in the creation of their homes.
CoHousing Here aims to inform the Irish public in regard to alternative, socially and environmentally sustainable housing models, which encourage and facilitate diversity, adaptability and community development. CoHousing Here is designed to inspire Irish people as to the possibilities for participating in and contributing to high quality diverse urban neighbourhoods, as well as the potential for self-organised development.
CoHousing Here inspires, provokes and educates an audience of citizens attempting to cooperatively build their own homes, policymakers, architects, planners, urbanists, designers, financiers, and community activists to make a change in the built environment through democratic and participatory means.
You can find all the details about the conference here