Housing is not just a right. Housing is right. Rights are never singular, or solitary; especially when the right is treated as property. Property is always a bundle of rights. Property gives its owner access to certain rights. Housing, then, is the bundle you hold. The house is a vessel, a transfer of entitlements, securities, obligations, and futures. Housing is both a question of ownership and occupancy. The right to the latter is guaranteed by the institutions of the former. Occupancy is to exercise the right of one’s housing. Ownership, however, is not used; it can only be given, or taken.

Housing is a collaboration between e-flux architecture and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Chair for Theory of Architecture.

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Hilary Sample
Staircases can be perspicaciously complex. The staircase is one place where architects visually and physically connect people within buildings,...
Anna Puigjaner
Historically, the idea of home has mirrored a faithful image of society’s deeper social structures. Consequently, housing has often been used as...
Daniel Loick
Most philosophers—in fact, most people—would agree that use presupposes property; that in order to use something legitimately, one needs the...
In the wake of World War II, decolonization and the Cold War reshaped urbanization processes around the planet. 1 The untangling of Western...
Grady Ranch is a vast, 1,039-acre estate in the rolling hills northwest of San Rafael, CA. The Ranch has been at the center of a controversy since...
Renato Cymbalista (FICA) and George Kafka
George Kafka Can you explain the genesis of FICA and, in simple terms, how the model works? Renato Cymbalista (FICA) Around four years...
Nathalie de Vries
Georg Vrachliotis What are the biggest issues facing housing today? Nathalie de Vries We have to create livable cities while living...
There is a contradiction at the core of contemporary urbanization. Cities and urban regions are expanding rapidly and exert a growing political...
Dieter Roelstraete
“The difference between a good and a poor architect is that the poor architect succumbs to every temptation and the good one resists it.”...
When groups of lesbians started to break into and squat vacant council properties across London in the early 1970s, they had to learn how to...
Rent control and anti-eviction measures in general have attracted enormous attention in recent years because they directly addresses the issue of...
Ingo Niermann
We will never again shout, sneeze, or cough unmasked without provoking anger and fear. We will never again hug each other without the thrill of...
"Apartment Buildings for New York" is a previously unpublished manifesto by Frei Otto written in 1959. It is a continuation of Otto’s...
Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Georg Vrachliotis
Housing is a collaboration between e-flux architecture and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Chair for Theory of Architecture featuring...
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Architecture, Design
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Housing & Real Estate, Motherhood and Reproduction, Gentrification, Wealth & Inequality

Housing is a collaboration between e-flux architecture and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Chair for Theory of Architecture.

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