Housing Urgency in Ukraine: From Typologies of IDP Homes Towards a New Housing System
The housing sector in Ukraine is not only burdened by invasion and destruction by the aggressor Russia. It is focused on buyers and not tenants, and does not answer the needs of vulnerable groups of society. In the current situation, existing housing system does not allow providing almost siх million internally displaced persons with decent homes, and needs to change fundamentally. Architects and researchers Nataliia Mysak and Philipp Meuser have been studying the structures of the housing provision in Ukraine, and on behalf of the European Commission and as part of the New European Bauhaus and Ro3kvit networks, the two have produced a typological study that can be used as a basis for a discussion on the necessary diversification of the housing. They will present their findings about the immediate response to the housing crisis and tendencies that emerged during the first months of the full scale invasion.
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The lecture series is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Meuser
Managing director of Meuser Architekten, head of DOM publishers (Berlin). Honorary professorship at the O.M. Beketov University in Kharkiv, Visiting Professor at Brown University in Providence/Rhode Island. Specialism: typology of Soviet mass housing.
Dr. Nataliia Mysak
Architect, researcher, founder of The Spatial Practices Laboratory (Lviv), post doctoral fellow at CASA, ETH (Zürich). She focuses on the concepts of open source architecture, exploring tools and approaches that could foster emerging new urban commons