Co-Lab Mapping Project

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The “Mapping social innovation and collaboration in housing – Co-Lab Mapping” project is being developed in collaboration with Urbamonde, and with support of the Dutch architecture firm Inbo.

Despite increasing interest from citizens and professionals to engage with collaborative housing (CH), existing data about this sector is currently scattered across national and regional levels. This situation prevents a comparative understanding of the challenges and opportunities that co-creation presents in these new housing forms.

Co-Lab Mapping will contribute to building and exchanging knowledge on the resilience and empowerment strategies embedded in Collaborative Housing projects, through mapping them in a scientifically-informed database and visualisation tool, which enables people to participate more widely in society and to process more information, more selectively. The resulting interactive digital platform will contribute to scaling-up the impact of these innovations, ultimately leading to systemic change.

The project was awarded with a grant by the Creative Industry – KIEM programme , a NWO programme whose purpose is to encourage and facilitate fundamental and industrial research. In the past, from January 2018 to December 2019, this project was funded by the Delft Technology Fellowship, granted to Dr Czischke in 2014.

Principal investigator: Dr. Darinka Czischke

Research team: Sara Brysch, Dr. Luz Maria Vergara, Valentina Cortes, Dr. Carla Huisman.

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