Jure Horvat


Collective Housing: New Initiatives


The project Collective Housing: New Initiatives will present, define and disseminate topics of past and contemporary collective living, urban planning and architecture, urban solidarity practices, cooperation in neighbourhood communities as well as progressive sustainable housing policies and housing models. The project is financed by the Fonds culturel franco-allemand and organized in collaboration with Institut français de Slovénie, Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, City Museum Ljubljana (MGLM), Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture at University of Ljubljana, Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of RS, KUD C3, MAO Ljubljana and Architectuul.

In the 20th century strong traditions of collective housing developed in Germany, France, Austria and Slovenia, each within the specific socio-economic and political circumstances of its respective country. Today many housing estates from this period are facing degradation and neglect. Moreover, in all the countries listed above, housing is becoming a privilege rather than a basic human right. This situation gives rise to questions such as:

How to think about collective housing and living today?
How to link the past and present experience?
How to develop new models, based on solidarity and affordability of sustainable housing for all?

A two-day event will be held on 21 and 22 June 2018 at the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, City Museum Ljubljana (MGLM) and Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana (MAO), focusing on topics related to collective housing. It will include a presentation of student housing projects and the presentation of results of a student study entitled “The Collective Housing in Ljubljana from 1965 to the Present” performed by the design studio of prof. Anja Planišček (Ljubljana). New visions for potential initiatives will be discussed by invited experts: Alessio Rosati (Rome), Davide Marchetti (Rome), Gabu Heindl (Vienna), Florian Köhl (Berlin), Frédéric Druot (Paris), Rémi Buscot (Paris), local stakeholders and initiatives. The purpose of the event is to define the role of different parties involved in the process of creating policies that regulate collective forms of housing such as cooperative and co-housing. We will examine different aspects of the collective and its significance for urban living in the past and today.

Thursday, 21.06.2018: Collaborative Workshop
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Zoisova 12
09:00 – 13:15 Collaborative Workshop

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome speech by their Excellences, Marion Paradas, Ambassador
of France in Slovenia, and Klaus Riedel, Ambassador of
Germany in Slovenia

09:15 – 10:15 “The Collective Housing in Ljubljana from 1965 to the Present”
Student research presentations chaired by Anja Planišček (SLO)

10:15 – 12.15 Workshop with critics: Frédéric Druot (F), Alessio Rosati (I), Davide Marchetti (I), Gabu Heindl (AT), Rémi Buscot (F) moderator Boštjan Bugarič (SLO)

12:15 – 13:00 Davide Marchetti, Alessio Rosati (I) The Contested Myth

13.00 – 13:15 Discussions

13:15 – 15.00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30 Neighbourhood Visit

15:00 – 16:00 Skupaj na ploščad! At Ruski car with Damjana Zaviršek

16:00 – 16:30 Trip to Fužine

16:30 – 18:00 Fužine Walk with students Uroš Mikanović, Jan Krek, Petra Benedik

18:00 – 19:00 Relevance of Modernist Neighborhoods Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow; public discussion on the Plan Común platform (MAO) with Urban Jeriha (IPoP), Martina Malešič, Manca Starman, Nina Vidič Ivančič, Milan Dinevski (MAO).

Friday, 22.06.2018: PUBLIC FORUM
At the City Museum Ljubljana, Gosposka 15   
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction (Anja Planišček, SLO)

10:30 – 13:00 Collective Spaces of Solidarity

10:30 – 11:15 Gabu Heindl (AT)
Red Vienna 1920, Habitat 2020; From Social-Democracy To Radical Democracy In Collaborative Housing

11:15 – 11:30 Alenka Korenjak (SLO), Prostorož
The Baukultur of small public space: The case of integrated urban renewal of Savsko naselje neighbourhood

11:30 – 11:45 Janez Ziherl (SLO), the Case of Planina
Urban renovation of the housing community Planina

11:45 – 12:00 Short Break

12:00 – 12:45 Rémi Buscot, Atelier Architecture Autogérée (F) R-Urban: Resilient Agencies, Short Circuits, and Civic Practices in Metropolitan Suburbs

12:45 – 13:00 Podium discussion

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

13:00 – 18:00 What Is Collective Housing?
Exhibition at the courtyard of the City Museum Ljubljana Students: Petra Benedik, Darko Gavrilović, Petra Iljaž, Monika Kobal, Sara Komac, Jan Krek, Neža Lazar, Mina Mejač, Uroš Mikanović, Zala Mrak, Anja Stanić, Klara Suša Vačovnik, Manca Starman
Community Kit Video:
Martin Valinger Sluga, Lara Reichmann, Blaž Šenica, Irid Sevšek, Jan Krek

14:00 – 16:15 Cooperatives Or Collectives

14:00 – 14:45 Florian Köhl (DE), Quest Trigger Architecture

14:45 – 15:00 Tomaž Krištof (SLO), Studio Krištof

15:00 – 15:15 Maša Hawlina (SLO), Zadrugator

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:15 Frédéric Druot (F),  What and who is already there?

16:15 – 16:30 Discussion

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 Collective Housing Today; Potentials And Obstacles
moderated discussion in English Mojca Zabukovec with Gabu Heindl (AT), Frédéric Druot (F), Florian Köhl (DE), Rémi Buscot (F), Alenka Korenjak (SLO), Tomaž Krištof (SLO), Alessio Rosati (I), Blaž Habjan (SLO), Maša Hawlina (SLO)

21:00 Neighbourhood Cinema: Belle et Sébastien
projection of a French film with Slovenian subtitles on the facade of the building Bratovševa ploščad 21; event organized by Skupaj na ploščad! with the support of MOL ČS Posavje

Participating: Anja Planišček, Davide Marchetti, Alessio Rosati, Frédéric Druot, Florian Köhl, Tomaž Krištof, Gabu Heindl, Rémi Buscot, Alenka Korenjak



Faculty of Architecture UL
City Museum of Ljubljana – MGML
platform Common Places by Plan Común at MAO
Ruski Car neigbourhood

Entry fee

free admission


The event will be held in English and Slovenian language. Lectures in Slovenian will take place at the City Museum and will be simultaneously translated into English.

We reserve the right to change the programme!

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