Who's Next – Homelessness, Architecture and Cities

Who's Next – Homelessness, Architecture and Cities


We need to talk about Homelessness

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Who’s Next?
Homelessness, Architecture, and Cities

Homelessness—the state of having no home—is a growing global problem that requires local discussions and solutions. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, it has noticeably become a collective concern.
However, in recent years, the official political discourse in many countries around the world implies that poverty is a personal fault, and that if people experience homelessness, it is because they have not tried hard enough to secure shelter and livelihood.

Although architecture alone cannot solve the problem of homelessness, the question arises: What and which roles can it play? Or, to be more precise, how can architecture collaborate with other disciplines in developing ways to permanently house those who do not have a home? 

Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture, and Cities seeks to explore and understand a reality that involves the expertise of national, regional, and city agencies, nongovernmental organizations, health-care fields, and academic disciplines. Through scholarly essays, interviews, analyses of architectural case studies, and research on the historical and current situation in Los Angeles, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, São Paulo, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo, this book unfolds different entry points toward understanding homelessness and some of the many related problems.

The book is a polyphonic attempt to break down this topic into as many parts as needed, so that the specificities and complexities of one of the most urgent crises of our time rise to the fore.

The publication is accompanying the exhibition “Who’s Next” by Architekturmuseum München from November 4, 2021 until February 6, 2022 in Munich, Germany.

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Weight 1800 g
Dimensions 305 × 235 × 30 mm
Edited by

Andres Lepik & Daniel Talesnik

Essays by

Binyamin Appelbaum, Juliane Bischoff, João Bittar Fiammenghi, Giovanna Borasi, Helena Čapková, James Carse, Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Alejandra Celedon, Clara Chahin Werneck, Tatiana Efrussi, Maria Esnaola Cano, Leilani Farha, Fraya Frehse, Jocelyn Froimovich, Erez Golani Salomon, Samia Henni, Andres Lepik, Aya Maceda, David Madden, Don Mitchell, Stephen Przybylinski, Trude Renwick, Valentina Rozas-Krause, Aditya Sawant, Luisa Schneider, Nicolas Stutzin, Daniel Talesnik, Elena Vogman, Zairong Xiang



Graphic Design

Julia Wagner, grafikanstalt


Hardback, full color, and thread sewn


23,5 x 30,5 cm


approx. 200

Page count

272 pages

Publication Date

November 2021



Contributions by

Binyamin Appelbaum
Juliane Bischoff
João Bittar Fiammenghi
Giovanna Borasi
Helena Čapková
James Carse
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco
Alejandra Celedon
Clara Chahin Werneck
Tatiana Efrussi
Maria Esnaola Cano
Leilani Farha
Fraya Frehse
Jocelyn Froimovich
Erez Golani Salomon
Samia Henni
Andres Lepik
Aya Maceda
David Madden
Don Mitchell
Stephen Przybylinski
Trude Renwick
Valentina Rozas-Krause
Aditya Sawant
Luisa Schneider
Nicolas Stutzin
Daniel Talesnik
Elena Vogman
Zairong Xiang


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