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OpHouse York: Co-designing futures
June 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Explore how co-designing neighbourhoods can lead to sustainable solutions for planning housing developments at our OpHouse York workshop.
As a participant, this is your chance to help shape a new way of living by working together and sharing ideas, skills and time. Join us and discover how putting people at the heart of decision making, instead of profit, can unlock space and time for communities to build houses fit for the future.
Part of the ongoing public engagement for OpHouse York – a pioneering tiny homes project in the city – the workshop will be run in collaboration with Design Dwell, an interdisciplinary design studio specialising in sustainable building and community led development.
During the workshop you’ll play with permaculture as a methodology for urban design.
Affordable housing shortages around the world have led many people to endorse innovative strategies to procure a home on a modest budget.
Public awareness of the climate crisis and a growing sense of urgency for lifestyle changes to ensure a reduction of global carbon-footprint encourages innovative housing solutions to take on sustainability as a foundational principle.
Tiny houses embody a potential technology that can strategically address both the problem of affordable housing in tandem with the perennial issue of environmental destruction and greenhouse gas emissions.
OpHouse is a project that aims to disrupt a broken housing market, working with communities to develop options and opportunities for people to build, within planetary boundaries, while tackling housing needs. The project is a joint venture between Alice Wilson who is a sociologist and researcher working at the University of York and Kaizen Arts Agency, a community interest company in York who explore complex social and environmental problems through art and design projects. Visit ophouse.co.uk to find out more. Twitter @ophouse_york; Instagram @ophouseyo