Housing and Care Cooperatives in the Netherlands
Spatial Diagrams of Cluster Living

The project Housing and Care Cooperatives: Spatial Diagrams of Cluster Living investigates the typological transformation of elderly accommodation into decentralised models of care in place in the district. Currently, community-led networks such as Buurtzorg, District Care, and care cooperatives are emerging in the Netherlands in an attempt by the government to encourage individual agency and collectivise care responsibility.

The organisation of care in the home introduces typological questions about the design of the dwelling according to new protocols and procedures of care. How can the housing cooperative function as a framework to organise collectivised care-work within the district? This dissertation argues for an investigation into the threshold conditions of dwelling and the activities of care (clinical care, therapy, reproductive labour, social assistance) to challenge existing ideas on wellbeing and the elderly, and more importantly to design communal care rooms, equipment and infrastructure.

Dissertation 06.2018-06.2019 
Studio Projective Cities (Distinction) 
Taught MPhil Architectural Association London
Prof. Dr. S. Jacoby, Dr. P. Issaias, Dr. H. Khosravi and Dr. M. Campbell.
Exhibited at the Seoul Biënnale Architecture & Urbanism (09.2019-11.2019); presented at the symposium ‘Housing and the City’ at the University of Nottingham (20/11/2020).

Amsterdam, The Netherlands