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May 7, 2018 @ 09:00 - 14:30

Cities are currently undergoing dramatic demographic changes that have a significant impact on urban society as well as housing demands.

The different housing needs of household types vary tremendously according to the age, family structures and profile of the population. Many Europeans are currently searching for more flexible and affordable types of housing. In Scandinavia, the society is faced with questions of how to satisfy the needs for welfare, health care and nursing for the growing number of seniors, depending on social services. At the same time, Danish Statistics is calculating with 37 different types of families, reflecting the break of the typical nuclear family.

Today, Copenhagen is struggling to provide housing for the great number of newcomers and students every year, while the number of single households are high in demand, the diversity of citizens are rising and rethinking or co-living is proliferating. All this makes us wonder how well we are indeed to change our home typologically and envision new living constellations?

The conference aims to provide a platform to reflect and discuss current housing needs vs changing demographics in Scandinavia, Copenhagen and beyond, from different perspectives and with the intention of creating diverse and inclusive future housing typologies.



09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and intro at CAFx and Regitze Hess IFHP
09:40 – 10:10 Niklas Maak (German architecture theoretician, writer and educator)
10:10 – 10:30 Q&A with Niklas Maak
10:30 – 10:45 Peder Duelund Mortensen // KADK (TBC)
10:45 – 11:00 Tina Saaby // Copenhagen City Architect
11:00 -11: 15 Panel Discussion: Niklas Maak, Peder Duelund Mortensen and Tina Saaby

11:15 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 11:50 Curt Liliegreen // The Knowledge Center for Housing Economics
11:50 – 12:00 ONV Architects
12:00 – 12:15 René Boer // Urban Geographer from Non-fiction Collective and Failed Architecture Amsterdam
12:15 12:25 Panel Discussion with ONV Architects and René Boer

12:25 – 13:00 LUNCH

13:00 – 13:10 Short Film
13:10 – 13:20 AART Architects
13:20 – 13:30 Almenr
13:30 – 13:40 Vandkunsten
13:40 – 13:50 Architect Alex Hummel Lee (TBC)
13:50 – 14:30 Panel discussion and Q&A from the audience

We have a limited number of free seats available for BLOXHUB members. Please contact Helle on hst@bloxhub.org to get yours.

The event is being held Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, Copenhagen, 1220 Denmark, Building C, Event room

Photographer: Wonderful Copenhagen


May 7, 2018
09:00 - 14:30


Fæstningens Materialgård (FMG)
Frederiksholms Kanal 30
København K,1473Denmark