Helene's Dorf

Designing and using spaces across building sites is a common desire in housing projects and urban development that often fails due to security concerns, legal issues and lack of coordination. In the Erlaaer Flur in Liesing common rooms can be used jointly by the 2500 residents of the five newly built social housing complexes. Accompanied by a three-year neighbourhood participation process, the residents developed different uses and spatial concepts ranging from a ball sports hall to community gardens. The neighbourhood-Initiative "Helene's Dorf", which was founded during this process, aims to continue to maintain these "common spaces" and to fill them with neighbourly life. The project is a successful example of social sustainability in subsidised housing. At the same time, it makes clear the restrictive legal and cultural framework for the expansion of commons.

© L'Asilo Neapel
Vortrag/Diskussion Sa, 17 OKT 2020
© L'Asilo Neapel
Steinergasse 8
Steinergasse 8, 1170 Wien
Tram 44, exit »Yppengasse« or subway U6, exit »Alsterstraße« and 5-10 min walking distance

Common Spaces

Space for experimental, non-monetary or non-profit activities is becoming increasingly scarce. Whether artistic or creative work, social or socio-political involvement - as a society we need cheap, accessible and appropriable spaces to experiment, network and act together. But how can such hybrid spaces be created and preserved today? urbanize! welcomes international and local researchers and practitioners to present their good practice, share their experiences and discuss open questions. The conference will be held in english and streamed on echoraeume. Join us!

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