#TFTNY 8 - Decommodifying Housing: How to Get There?

bak basis, Pauwstraat 13A, 3512 TG Utrecht, Oct 2019

Training with Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT) (Britt Jürgensen and Marianne Heaslip), De Nieuwe Meent (Selçuk Balamir), de Kasko (Joska Ottjes), Refugee Collective We Are Here, Elke Uitentuis, Ethel Baraona Pohl, and Irene Calabuch Mirón

The eight training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT) (Britt Jurgensen), De Nieuwe Meent (Selçuk Balamir), de Kasko (Joska Ottjes), Refugee Collective We Are Here, Ethel Baraona Pohl, and Irene Calabuch Miron. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019 (Wednesday-Sunday). It is a training that consists of discussions, exchange, and cooking.

How to undo—and then get rid of—a model in which housing has become a commodity? Decommodifying Housing: How to Get There? is a series of trainings in which different collectives that work toward radical alternatives of making housing livable, affordable, and egalitarian share their experiences and strategies. In the context of a housing crisis that presents itself on an international scale, participants work together on identifying the commonalities of various local struggles, aiming to form alliances and start a process of mutual learning. What can be done to shape a post-capitalistic housing model? Nurturing solidarity and cooperation, and shaping space through relationships and relationships through architecture: these are priorities for such an undertaking—but where to start? During four days of discussion and exchange, this training aims to develop a collaborative public document to share accumulated insights, in order not only to strengthen the projects of those involved, but also plant the seeds of future understanding and collaboration.

When: 16–20 October 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday):
Daily 14–18 hrs, followed on weekdays by dinner from 18–19 hrs and preceded at the weekend by lunch from 13–14 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen.
On Sunday 20 October 2019, 14-18 hrs, the trainings culminate in a separate event open to the general public. This event is free to attend for training participants.

Participation: This is a five-day training. It is possible to join on individual days, although attending the training in its entirety is encouraged.
Language: English

Individual days: €10 normal/€7.50 student discount
Combi ticket (five days): €40 normal/€30 student discount
Tickets include a daily meal at the Basic Activist Kitchen.
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Free places: For each training, BAK provides a few free places for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To apply, please send a short explanation (max. 120 words) to, at least four days prior to the training. (First come, first serve).