An applied research project on cohousing & collective ownership models
for reclaiming affordable  habitat quality in Athens

ABOUT US

CoHab Athens  is an open group, an exchange platform for urban researchers, activists and anyone interested in claiming housing as a right and exploring alternative housing models through self-management and collective ownership. It was created as a research group in 2016 it draws inspiration from successful cooperative housing models that have been implemented abroad. CoHab Athens uses participatory workshop methods and holds and ongoing workshop since November 2017 in order to diagnose local needs related to housing, as well as to explore the possibilities for the creation of the first project of cooperative housing/collective ownership in Athens.

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ABOUT THE PROPOSAL

Based on knowledge our team has acquired over the past four years through research, workshops, open discussions, informal talks, working groups and visits to housing cooperatives abroad, we describe what cooperative housing and collective ownership is and how it works, how it is organised and how it can be funded, and we propose two possible scenarios for its implementation in the city of Athens. We have worked with a range of possible scenarios, -dispersed cohousing, real estate market building, donated and exchanged buildings, publicly owned buildings- and we have tried to address a variety of needs in each economic and architectural model.

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NEWS

Participation in the conference ” Participatory Design: City, Environment & Climate Change, Experiences, challenges & potentials”, 20 November 2021

CoHab Athens participates in the scientific conference : PARTICIPATORY DESIGN: CITY, ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE. EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES & POTENTIALS organised by Participatory Labthat takes part 19-21 at Serafio, Athens Our presentation “CoHab meets MOBA: knowledge exchange on cooperative housing in Central and SE-Europe” will be on Saturday 20/11/2021, 17.00- 18.30,…

CoHab Athens on F.A.R radio

Η κατοίκηση ως κοινό – Από την πολυκατοικία στην συνεργατική κατοικία Το CoHab Athens συμμετέχει στο πρόγραμμα του 3 137, F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio) – Συντελεστής Δόμησης. Τετάρτη 09 Δεκεμβρίου 2020 12.00-12.50 Μοιραζόμαστε το Αθηναϊκό μας όραμα, για εναλλακτικές μορφές ιδιοκτησίας, για πρωτόκολλα και πρότυπα συμβιωτικής αστικής ζωής, συζητάμε ιδέες και…

“Γεωγραφίες” τεύχος 33, αφιέρωμα: ΣΥΛΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΓΕΙΤΟΝΙΑ

Το περιοδικό “Γεωγραφίες”, τεύχος 33, άνοιξη 2019 κυκλοφορεί με ένα αφιέρωμα στις “ΣΥΛΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΓΕΙΤΟΝΙΑ” στο οποίο συμμετέχουν με κείμενα τους τα μέλη της ομάδας CoHab Athens μεταφέρωντας εμπειρίες και συζήτησεις από τα συμμετοχικά εργαστήρια μέσω των οποίων επεξεργαζόμαστε ένα νέο μοντέλο συνεργατικής-συλλογικής κατοικίας για την…

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