Reclaimed Amsterdam 2040
Spatial Protocols for Cooperative Construction 

The project Reclaimed Amsterdam 2040: Spatial Protocols for Cooperative Construction provides a historical and typological analysis of cooperative housing projects in Amsterdam (1880-1930) and argues to challenge the systems and instruments that currently give shape to cooperative projects. Recent attempts by the Municipality of Amsterdam to stimulate cooperative housing has led to new design questions considering the implementation, design and governance of affordable housing (programme of requirements, return of societal capital, performance agreements, responsibilities).

This project argues to redesign existing housing protocols to enable new alliances between municipalities, housing corporations and cooperatives focussed on implementing collaborative design tools, agency and decision making. Community-led housing as an inquiry for city planning not only forms an opportunity to improve the quality of affordable housing; it provides a possibility to redesign the social networks and performative ideas inscribed within existing dwelling layouts. 

Research project 10.2019 -10.2021
Selected for honourable mention Prix de Rome 2022 Healing Sites (10/2022); Selected from the Open Call for Papers by Arcam Amsterdam (11/2022).

Amsterdam, The Netherlands