Collective Housing: New Initiatives

Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Mestni muzej Ljubljana, Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje (MAO)

21.-22. 6. 2018



In the 20th century strong traditions of collective housing developed in Germany, France, Austria and Slovenia, each within the specific socio-economic and political circumstances of its respective country. Today many housing estates from this period are facing degradation and neglect. Moreover, in all the countries listed above, housing is becoming a privilege rather than a basic human right. This situation gives rise to questions such as: How to think about collective housing and living today? How to link the past and present experience? and How to develop new models, based on solidarity and affordability of sustainable housing for all? The project Collective Housing: New Initiatives will present, define and disseminate topics of past and contemporary collective living, urban planning and architecture, urban solidarity practices, cooperation in neighbourhood communities as well as progressive sustainable housing policies and housing models. 

A two-day event will be held on 21st and 22nd June 2018 at the Faculty of Architecture LjubljanaCity Museum Ljubljana (MGLM) and MAO Ljubljana, focusing on topics related to collective housing. It will include a presentation of student housing projects and the presentation of results of a student study entitled “The Collective Housing in Ljubljana from 1965 to the Present” performed by the design studio of prof. Anja Planišček (Ljubljana). New visions for potential initiatives will be discussed by invited experts: Alessio Rosati (Rome), Davide Marchetti (Rome), Gabu Heindl (Vienna), Florian Köhl (Berlin), Frédéric Druot (Paris), Rémi Buscot (Paris), local stakeholders and initiatives. The purpose of the event is to define the role of different parties involved in the process of creating policies that regulate collective forms of housing such as cooperative and co-housing. We will examine different aspects of the collective and its significance for urban living in the past and today. 

The event will be held in the English and Slovenian language. Lectures in Slovenian will take place at the City Museum and will be simultaneously translated into English.



Thursday, 21. 6. 2018: Collaborative Workshop                            University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture

09:00 – 13:15    Collaborative Workshop
09:00 – 09:15    Welcome speech by their Excellences,
                          Marion Paradas, Ambassador of France in Slovenia,
                          and Klaus Riedel, Ambassador of Germany in Slovenia
09:15 – 10:15    The Collective Housing in Ljubljana
                          from 1965 to the Present – student research
                                            presentations chaired by Anja Planišček (SLO)
10:15 – 12.15     Workshop with critics
12:15 – 13:00     Davide Marchetti, Alessio RosatiThe Contested                                  Myth
13.00 – 13:15     Discussions
13:15 – 15.00     Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30     Neighbourhood Visit
15:00 – 16:00     Skupaj na ploščad!
                           At Ruski car with Damjana Zaviršek
16:00 – 16:30     Trip to Fužine
16:30 – 18:00     Fužine Walk with students
                           Uroš Mikanović, Jan Krek, Petra Benedik
18:00 – 19:00    Relevance of Modernist Neighborhoods
                          Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow;
public discussion on the Plan Común platform (MAO)
                          with Urban Jeriha, Martina Malešič,
                          Manca Starman, Nina Vidič Ivančič, Milan Dinevski.


Friday, 22. 6. 2018: PUBLIC FORUM                                                   City Museum Ljubljana

10:00 – 10:15     Introduction (Anja Planišček)
10:30 – 13:00     Collective Spaces of Solidarity
10:30 – 11:15     Gabu HeindlRed Vienna 1920, Habitat 2020;
                           From Social-Democracy To Radical Democracy
                           In Collaborative Housing
11:15 – 11:30     Alenka Korenjak, Prostorož: 
                           Baukultur of public space:
                           The case of integrated urban renewal
                           of Savsko naselje 
11:30 – 11:45     Janez Ziherl: Urban renovation of the
                           housing community Planina
11:45 – 12:00     Short Break
12:00 – 12:45    Rémi Buscot, Atelier Architecture Autogérée:
                           R-Urban: Resilient Agencies, Short Circuits,
                           and Civic Practices in Metropolitan Suburbs
12:45 – 13:00     Podium discussion
13:00 – 14:30     Lunch Break
13:00 – 18:00     What Is Collective Housing?
                           Exhibition at the courtyard
                           of the City Museum Ljubljana
                           Students: Petra Benedik, Darko Gavrilović, 
                           Petra Iljaž, Monika Kobal, Sara Komac,
                           Jan Krek, Neža Lazar, Mina Mejač,
                           Uroš Mikanović, Zala Mrak, Anja Stanić,
                           Klara Suša Vačovnik, Manca Starman and 
                           Community Kit Video:
                           Martin Valinger Sluga, Lara Reichmann,
                           Blaž Šenica, Irid Sevšek, Jan Krek

14:00 – 16:15     Cooperatives Or Collectives
14:00 – 14:45     Florian Köhl:
                           Quest Trigger Architecture
14:45 – 15:00     Tomaž Krištof , Studio Krištof
15:00 – 15:15     Maša Hawlina, Zadrugator

15:15 – 15:30     Break
15:30 – 16:15     Frédéric Druot:
                           What and who is already there?
16:15 – 16:30     Discussion
16:30 – 17:00     Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00     Collective Housing Today;
                           Potentials And Obstacles

                           moderated discussionin English
                           Mojca Zabukovec with Gabu Heindl (AT),
                           Frédéric Druot (F), Florian Köhl (DE),
                           Rémi Buscot (F), Alenka Korenjak (SLO),
                           Tomaž Krištof (SLO), Alessio Rosati (I),
                           Blaž Habjan (SLO), Maša Hawlina (SLO)

21:00                 Neighbourhood Cinema:
                          Belle et Sébastien

                          projection of a French film
                          with Slovenian subtitles
                          on the facade of the building
                          Bratovševa ploščad 21;
                          event organized by Skupaj na ploščad!
                          with the support of MOL ČS Posavje

Programme in .pdf >
Invitation .pdf >

The project is financed by Fonds culturel franco-allemand and organized in collaboration with Institut français de Slovénie, Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, Austrian Cultural Forum LjubljanaCity Museum LjubljanaFaculty of Architecture at University of LjubljanaKUD C3, MAO Ljubljana and Architectuul.

Translation and proofreading: Miloš Bartol
Design: Ajda Schmidt
Editor: Boštjan Bugarič