We are always happy to keep up with the exciting work of the contributors to our publications. The topic of our publication “Who’s Next: Homelessness, Architecture and Cities” continues to be of particular social relevance in the current state of the world. Our contributors have been forging ahead with their avant-garde work.
Samia Henni, who wrote in “Who’s Next” about how pandemic lockdown laws are implemented to forbid homeless people from the city, gave the Elleanore Pettersen lecture entitled “Colonial Toxicity- France’s Nuclear Heritage in the Sahara” at The Cooper Union. The lecture took place on the 26th of April in person and on zoom, and gave fascinating insights into the current direction of her research. The lecture illustrated the international scope of her work, which also informed her response to the questions about homelessness posed by our book, “Who’s Next”.
An architectural project from was also recently discussed at The Cooper Union during a presentation by Michael Maltzan on the 27th of April. Amongst the recent work presented was the firm Michael Maltzan Architecture’s Star Apartments project in Los Angeles, the eye-catching mixed-use complex whose program includes social services, community recreational facilities, and residential units for formerly unhoused individuals.
Finally, we would like to share this informative article about homelessness in the streets of São Paulo. The article takes a look at a film on the topic produced for the exhibition which went with our book, and underlines how important it is not to let this urgent societal issue fall into oblivion.
You can watch the documentary, which is on show at the Hamburg Kunst & Gewerbe Museum until March 2023, here below.