Book Launch: “The Social Dimension of Social Housing”

Astrid Ley, Josefine Fokdal and Jorge Hernán Jaramillo Cortes have contributed with a chapter on “Mismatches in the Production of Social Housing in the Global South” to the scientific anthology The Social Dimension of Social Housing.

It is with great pleasure to invite you to the book launch on 15 November 2023, 15:30–17:00 (CET) online. The editors and authors give an insight into the multifaceted notions of social housing presenting selected case studies and initiating a discussion on the global housing challenge.

As housing once again becomes a key concern in most parts of the world, social housing finds itself in the centre of public debate as well. However, what the ‘social’ in social housing actually means remains unclear. This book aims to increase the knowledge on social housing and stimulate the ongoing discussion as to what the social refers to and what it will come to mean in the future. It invites to a journey across continents and concepts, drawing a kaleidoscope of social, political and cultural realities: twenty-two short essays, based on case studies from around the world, describe and illustrate social life in social housing. Eleven theoretical chapters from different disciplines reflect the global challenges behind local responses: migration and mobility, social inequality and social justice, changing household patterns and family structures, housing economics and public finance, new technologies, and care arrangements.

Simon Güntner, Juma Hauser, Judith M. Lehner, Christoph Reinprecht

Spector books, Leipzig 2023, ISBN: 9783959056533[xA1]

Access to the online presentation

Date & Time
15 November 2023, 15:30–17:00 (CET)