Experiments

UNTITLED’s purpose is to collectively reimagine the society, set the agenda for the most important experiments and execute them together. There are nine examples of experiments in process among Untitled members, read about them here. Some of them are on an idea phase, others in motion looking for allies and funders.

Experiment Workshop 11 June: How can we increase urban biodiversity through (affordable) housing ?

Y-Foundation & UNTITLED are inviting you to a workshop to push for a next step in social housing and regenerative urban development.  

Y-Foundation is a frontrunner in fighting homelessness with the Housing First approach and providing affordable urban housing. Now in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis, we also seek to find novel solutions to the crisis through affordable housing. We are inviting you to define the role of housing and imagine the solutions with us on 11 June 10–12 am EEST | 9–11 am CET | 8–10 am BST | 3 pm PHST/HKT with other experts and enthusiasts. Please sign up here by 10 June.  

The discussions are set to have an immediate impact : Y-Foundation is working on a Biodiversity Building experiment, which aims to achieve ecological compensation and regeneration in urban areas by finding means to increase biodiversity through (wooden) apartment buildings. The experiment seeks to combine social, community and ecological regeneration. The experiment is in the concept design phase and aims to result in the first wooden building by 2025.

We are calling people who are enthusiastic about urban biodiversity, regenerative urban development, social and communal impact of housing, green building, wooden construction and new models of organising the cohabitation of people and other natural beings.

The purpose is to explore the following questions together through insight talks and discussion:

  • What are different approaches and ways to increase biodiversity through buildings and housing?
  • How to integrate green structures into wooden construction?
  • What is the connection between biodiversity and affordable housing?
  • Can urban food production help to decrease our environmental footprint? What are ways to overcome technical limitations?
  • What are ways to create positive social and community impact within housing and shared spaces?
  • What are great references for us all and Y-Foundation to learn from?

11 June 10–12 am EEST | 9–11 am CET | 8–10 am BST | 3 pm PHST/HKT.

The outline of the workshop (some changes in order might occur):
10:00 –10:10 Why are we here and introductions

10:10–10:40 Insight talks 1-2

  • Biodiversity Building, Y-Foundation, Finland 
  • Pol Fàbrega Vilella, Rooftop Republic, Hong Kong

10:40-10:55 First answers to the questions posed

10:55–11:25 Insight talks 3-4 

11:25–11:55 Answering the questions together 

11:55–12:00 Closing

Please sign up by 10 June. We will send the video call link for the participants the day before.

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Experiment Attractor Programme by Emergence room

Experiment Attractor, led by Emergence Room and Untitled, is a space to build movements around transformative ideas through the power of narrative and experimentation. It is meant for organisations or teams who have a new concept that aims to transform institutions as we know them. For such ideas ”concept development” is not enough but building a movement around them is needed. The first cohort starts in June 2021.

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