The Housing the Human marks the culmination of over a year of research with a festival showcasing five concepts for the future of living and social coexistence. Together with renowned experts, the participating architects and designers present their final prototypes to the public as room-spanning installations, films, and performancesThe exhibited prototypes range from a circular kitchen system that upcycles food waste to malleable building material, to a domestic environment that accommodates alternative, widely varied types of romantic relationships, to a living space that adapts itself autonomously to its inhabitant, and more, the prototypes will be presented at the two-day festival in Berlin this October. In addition to the prototypes that can be experienced in the space, the two-day festival includes a supporting program with guided tours, performances, and talks in which the participants present their central themes and theses.As part of the festival, ARCH+ features will host a talk between co-publisher Anh-Linh Ngo and architecture curator James Taylor-Foster on practical futurology and transdisciplinary research.
The public is also invited to participate in a strategy game in which the players engage in political negotiations, economic transactions, and urban planning projects with the aim of arriving at effective and sustainable measures for housing development. The role-playing game was designed by the Urban Works Agency of the California College of the Arts specifically for Housing the Human.
October 18-19, 2019