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“Co-housing Practices/Inventing prototypes for Athens” |4-days workshop & ongoing archive |#This IsACo-op, Greek Pavilion Venice

26-28 October   Seed talks, discussions & parallel workshops
30 October           Summary- outcomes & discussion
26-30 October        Ongoing archive of artistic practices: Housing as a Social Agreement


Organized by
Co-Hab  Athens, NetHood (Zurich),  INURA Zurich  & INURA Athens
Hosted by
#ThisIsACo-op Greek Pavilion, Giardini, 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Supported by the Association of Greek Architects (curator of the Greek Pavilion) & MAZI project

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The 4-days workshop on co-housing practices brings together urban practitioners and members of co-housing projects from Zurich, Leipzig and Athens to share their expertise, collaborate and examine the prospect of a realistic implementation of co-ownership models in Athens.

Our aim is to address the issues currently at stake in Athens such as the transforming housing needs, the degradation of urban fabric, the social protection of the new middle-low class and their right to the city; to explore ways of urban resistance to massive speculative real-estate development in the center of the city through paradigms already tested abroad. We aspire that this procedure of knowledge-sharing and common work will establish long-term collaborations and networks.

The meeting is organized in morning sessions where participants discuss and reflect on existing co-housing projects and their socio-political framework, and in afternoon workshops that focus on specific case studies in Athens. Every morning session will be framed around a specific thematic area (ownership, decision-making, sharing space, vision) for which we will try to abstract concrete ideas and knowledge to be used for possible future cases of co-housing in Athens, to be worked in detail in the afternoon workshops.

An overall presentation, followed by an assembly-discussion, will take place on Sunday 30 Oct., during which we will sketch a realistic scenario of instituting protocols for common ownership and co-living practices in Athens and a few concrete future steps.



Kalkbreite –
NeNa1 –
Miethaeuser Syndikat


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


Ongoing archive
Curated by

Giorgos Papadatos & Sofia Dona

Featured works by
Rebecca Agnes / Jonas Dahlberg / Giorgos Gyparakis / Tea Mäkipää / Artemis Potamianou / Kostis Velonis / Erwin Wurm / Angela Ferreira / Eugenio Tibaldi / Yiannis Theodoropoulos / Mona Vatamanu Florin Tudor / Giorgos Papadatos / Dorit Margreiter / Errands / Taysir Batniji / Kimsooja /  Michael Rakowitz / Nicos Charalambidis /  Róza El-Hassan / Tudor Bratu / Teddy Cruz / Raumlabor / Ahmet Öğüt / Sofia Dona / Marjetica Potrč  / Zafos Xagoraris / Rick Lowe Project Row Houses /

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