An itinerant festival, hosted by communities with no living conditions, to foster peer-to-peer exchange of experiences, and to bring together all the parties involved in a rehousing process.
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HOW IT WORKS
European communities and local stakeholders to host the festival.
The festival coordination team helps to assess resources, needs and partners.
The coordination team, local community and stakeholders co-design the festival edition, putting together a collective local team.
HABITABIS Festival held within a specific social context and community needs.
During the festival the collective local team identify entities to develop (or improve) a participatory rehousing process with the hosting community.
A project team is formalized, in collaboration with the local government, to address future solutions for this communities.
Combining this local bottom-up methodologies with the already existing need of rehousing, we can aim, with a strong input, for the development of new strategies to reduce complexity and disinformation that is usually related with these topics. Its also able to reduce the gap between local governments and groups/ communities in need for basic house conditions, by inviting both the inhabitants and the local administration to tackle and share similar topics with their European and worldwide peers.
This participatory approach that we defend and intend to share through this festival, is so important as history has shown us the price to pay for a marginalized, not inclusive or authoritative rehousing processes. Ghettoized neighbourhoods are mostly caused by the context of
their replacement and their uneven access to knowledge, opportunities and social discussion, and not because of ethnicity, religion or nationality.
Trough this consistent sharing of experiences and knowledge inside the poverty-stricken communities we intend to generate more bottom- up solutions structured by inside expertise, also enhancing a more open and collective learning.
The big di erence that Habitabis Festival represents is its powerful integration at the heart of communities and their future generations as it’s promoted and shared by their peers. Empathy and common ground are the main facilitators in a context which is repeatedly closed and discarded by the main stream.
More than 30 million people live in Europe’s urban slums. Dwellers range from members of ethnic minorities to victims of the financial crisis.
In addition to this, we now have 200,000 refugees that are in European territory. In the nearest future this population have to get access to basic living condition, as it is a human right, and they are (or will be) part of the European population.
Participatory approach in rehousing processes is proving worldwide its social power and inclusive response.
More than sharing the achievements and results, Habitabis Festival encourage sharing the process ups and downs through the eyes of rehoused communities and technicians involved in.
WHY ARE YOU IMPORTANT ?
+ Local governments and local administration are key partners to support actively this festival.
Local governments are normally responsible for the rehousing processes, or at least responsible the make the bridge between the population in need and the national government programmes for rehousing.
+ Entities that represent local communities. Both can be a local residents’ associations, or entities that represent/advocate a particular group in need.
+ NGOs, international associations and entities that are working with this groups are also important for the dissemination and implementation of the Habitabis Festival in a wider European context.
If you identify the community that you work with as a target-community for the festival, contact us. We want to share your knowledge and experiences with the other. You can use this tool to empower your project.
Local governments are an important key to develop sustainable new models of social housing/rehoused communities. We would like to share with you this tool by implementing it in your communities. We connect stakeholders, technicians and partners to improve housing solutions .
Habitabis festival is an open-source tool, but we need support to grow. It’s important to host editions in di erent locations, so we can all together develop more inclusive solutions for the ones in need.
We invite you to share your work, your expertise, in our research online platform and festival. Sharing is a key piece of the Habitabis concept, and it needs to get new inputs and di ferent perspectives constantly.
We want to share our concept. Communication is very important for the Habitabis festival. We need to reach our target, so we are able to implement the festival and help the evolution and empowerment of this people and their projects.
If your community needs to improve your basic living conditions, contact us. If your community was/is part of a social housing process, and you want to share your experience with us, contact us. We need your expertise. Your knowledge is very important for the others.
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