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Designing for Shared Living: A New Perspective

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We hope you can join us for the launch of our SPACE10 Lecture series: Designing for Shared Living, which comprises of a series of 5 lectures exploring alternatives to today’s housing offers.

To kick-off the series, we’re delighted to welcome Matthias Hollwich to Copenhagen. Matthias is the co-founding principal of the progressive New York architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Architizer, the largest platform for architecture online. Combining his understanding of how architecture and cities can perform better with his research as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthias has developed a new line of thinking about how to make ageing an empowering process. In 2016, he published New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever, in which he describes ageing as a gift that we receive with life and outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way.

Joining Matthias on stage will be SPACE10’s founder and director, Carla Cammilla Hjort.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking and illuminating conversation about the past, present and future of living.


People are moving to cities like never before. The planet’s urban population has soared from 746 million in 1950 to 4.1 billion in 2018, meaning more than half of us live in a city today. Continuing population growth is projected to add 2.5 billion people to the global urban population by 2050—making urban development one of the most important challenges of the 21st century, along with the lack of affordable housing and social isolation.

Could shared living spaces and services provide a solution? Could co-living models help house our increasingly ageing societies. Could shared living even foster healthier, happier communities? If so, how might we encourage more inter-generational co-living spaces? Do we need to adjust our thinking about living spaces and sharing? Do architects and planners have a responsibility to change perceptions of the spaces we inhabit? Should we rethink access to ownership and savings through new financial and sharing technologies?

In this light, SPACE10 has set up a lab to explore what Shared Living means today. In collaboration with a wide range of experts, we’re hoping to better understand the growing importance of the built environment and discover building and design solutions that could help support meaningful and affordable living and have a positive impact on many people’s lives.

Next up in the SPACE10 lecture series, Designing for Shared Living:

#1 --06.04.18 -- A new perspective

#2 -- 13.04.18 --Happiness & Well Being

#3 -- 26.04.18 --Architecture & Design

#4 -- 04.05.18 --Building Communities

#5 -- 11.05.18 --Possible Cities