Flexible Communities is an interdisciplinary research and exhibition project that investigates the relationship between associational life and the built environment in Danish social housing estates. The gradual devolution of welfare tasks poses a series of critical challenges that need to be tackled in order to establish socially sustainable urban development. Urban inequalities are on the rise and also Danish cities are today more divided than. Furthermore, civic participation is declining and especially so in a growing number of social housing estates. Based on a novel interdisciplinary methodology that integrates insights from anthropology, history and architecture, Flexible Communities develops immediately applicable prototypes for co-creative urban development in social housing estates.
My Madsen, Mikkel Høghøj, Anne Corlin and David Tapias Monné.
- Policy Brief, August 2022, 'The Modus Approach' - A New Design Methodology for Prototyping Socially Sustainable Housing Estates.