Third International Conference GLOBAL DWELLING
The third OIKONET conference on “Global Dwelling” will be hosted by the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, School of Art, Design and Fashion, University of Central Lancashire
OIKONET (www.oikonet.org) is a European project co-funded by the Executive Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) with the purpose of studying contemporary housing from a multidisciplinary and global perspective by encompassing the multiple dimensions which condition the forms of dwelling in today’s societies: architectural, urban, environmental, economic, cultural and social.
The first OIKONET conference was organized by La Salle School of Architecture in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2014; the second one by the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, in September 2015. This third conference will showcase the results obtained in the three years of activity of OIKONET intertwining research, pedagogy and community participation around the topic “Global Dwelling”. During this period OIKONET partners have been involved in the design and implementation of pedagogic and research activities which have brought together schools of architecture and planning, research groups, professional organizations and local administrations. This is reflected in the collaborative learning spaces and workshops, community-based projects and participatory actions carried out with the participation of architecture students, lecturers, researchers and citizens.