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bi'baxchange #21

NEW MODELS OF LIVING IN THE CITY

Friday, 10.11.2017 at 8pm

What happens to holiday resorts after holiday season? How can hotels be used after their close-down? And how can we organize the humane accommodation of refugees? This evening is about the architecture of spaces, which are used temporarily and in different contexts. 

The Grandhotel Cosmopolis in Augsburg describes itself as a “social sculpture”: In a former abandoned retirement home a housing project was founded where refugees and hotel guests live together, workshops, ateliers and cafés are united. The City Plaza Hotel in Athens was abandoned for a long time, before activists squatted it in April 2016 to create a mix of a hostel and living space fot about 400 refugees. Also the architectural project Hotel Lageso by Van Bo Le-Mentzel is one of these temporary living spaces, which are supposed to provide shelter for those, who are affected most by the defective german refugee policy.