Social Housing Film Festival

Social and affordable homes in action

16-17 June 2021 | Online

#SocialHousingFilmFest

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About the festival

In one word

If we have to describe the Social Housing Film Festival with one word, that would be celebration. A global celebration of the long tradition of decent, affordable housing that provides opportunities, breaks stereotypes and myths, and especially nowadays, creates a feeling of stability and safety.

Those of you who have been following the world of housing closely, would immediately think of another event that brings the same ideas together - the International Social Housing Festival (ISHF). And you would be right.

Festival with a history

The Festival was inaugurated in Amsterdam in 2017, travelled to Lyon in 2019 and it was supposed to happen for a third time in June 2021 in Helsinki.

We believe that only art, the unique moment of reflection after watching a movie and a discussion with the director, the main protagonists and key figures in housing could re-create the spirit of ISHF in time of a global pandemic. Luckily, all that can happen online.

What is more - the film festival will provide a platform for the community to meet before housing providers, policymakers, tenants and academics see each other again during the next edition of ISHF in Finland in 2022To make the liaison with past and future events, Helsinki will meet its predecessors in Lyon and the next organisers of ISHF 2023 from Barcelona.

So, what can you expect?

 

Thought-provoking films in different kind of genres that all have two things in common - the power of public, cooperative or social housing to improve people’s lives and a strong human element.

The Festival will also feature five of the BBC StoryWorks' #BuildingCommunities series about social and affordable housing across the continent produced for Housing Europe's network.

 

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Programme

Life in public, cooperative and social housing is full of human stories we can relate to, it often has surprising revelations and always offers something new to learn.
 

Kick-off event

10:00 - 12:30 CET

New European Bauhaus
#BuildingCommunities, Housing Europe Annual Conference & Kick-off of the #SocialHousingFilmFest

Day 1

16th June 2021 

Kick-off meeting

Day 2

17th June 2021 

Kick-off meeting

16:00 - 17:00 CET

Homes after COVID -

uniting, connected, affordable

16th June 2021

New European Bauhaus #BuildingCommunities  

10:00 - 11:00 CET

Renewal and revival of homes and neighborhoods

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Bent Madsen, President of Housing Europe

17th June 2021

Closing Event  

16:00 - 17:00 CET

Home after COVID- Uniting, connected, affordable

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Jarmo Linden, Director of the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA)

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Janek Tarkowski, Director of the film "I look after you"

 

Programme

& registration

Life in public, cooperative and social housing is full of human stories we can relate to, it often has surprising revelations and always offers something new to learn.
 

Day 1

16th June 2021 

Kick-off meeting

10:00 - 12:45 CET

New European Bauhaus
#BuildingCommunities

Housing Europe Annual Conference 

Day 2

17th June 2021 

Closing event

13:00-16:00 CET

#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

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14:00-21:30 CET

#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

16:00 - 17:00 CET

Homes after COVID -

uniting, connected, affordable

Closing Event

16th June 2021

New European Bauhaus #BuildingCommunities  

10:00 - 11:00 CET

Renewal and revival of homes and neighborhoods

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Introduction by

Sorcha Edwards, 

Secretary General, Housing Europe

11:10 - 12:10 CET

Shaping all-in neighborhoods for next generations

Bent Madsen, 

President of Housing Europe

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Video message by

Ada Colau, 

Mayor of Barcelona, Spain

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Cédric Van Styvendael,

Mayor of Villeurbanne, France

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Sanna Vesikansa,

Deputy-Mayor of Helsinki, Finland

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Lucía Martín González,

Housing Councilor, Barcelona, Spain

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12:10 - 12:15 CET

International Social Housing Festival 2022 & new BBC series trailers

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17th June 2021

Closing Event  

16:00 - 17:00 CET

Home after COVID- Uniting, connected, affordable

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Jarmo Linden,

Director of the Housing Finance &

Development Centre of Finland (ARA)

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Janek Tarkowski,

Director of the film "HELP3"

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Rikke Lønne,

Head of the function for strategic development and cooperation, B.L.

#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

14:00-21:30 CET

14:00 CET

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#BuildingCommunities |

Renovating Norway's shared ownership homes

Renovation & energy efficiency

BBC Story Works 

5 Min

Norway

Narvik, in northern Norway was one of many Norwegian towns destroyed during World War Two. As part of the rebuilding effort the the co-operative housing movement was created to provide mass housing. Now almost a quarter of Norway’s population lives in co-operative or shared ownership housing. OMT Housing Association, part of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Norway (NBBL), is committing to renovating these shared ownership homes to help reduce their impact on the environment, increase cost efficiency and improve the quality of the homes for the people who live there.

#BuildingCommunities |

The 'living' buildings Norway wants you to know about

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Sustainable housing & innovation

BBC Story Works

5 Min

Norway

14:15 CET

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Bela Vista - Inhabited Island

Rui Gonçalves Rufino 2021

1h 6Min

Portugal

Rehabilitation of areas

Bela Vista - Inhabited Island" registers the rehabilitation of the municipal ilha (island) da Bela Vista, in the city of Porto, between 2015 and 2017. Through the testimonies and memories of different generations of residents, are revealed years of difficulties and struggles for better living conditions on the ilha. Also, the social role of Architecture in this intervention, which sought to preserve the identity of the ilha and renew its dignity in the current context of the city, through the testimonies of the anthropologist and the architects responsible for the project. 

15:30 CET

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Architecture, art and design - 100 years of the Bauhaus by Deutsche Welle

The original Bauhaus movement

Lydia Ranke, Deutsche Welle 2019

3 Episode 42Min

In 1919, Walter Gropius opened the Bauhaus school of art, architecture and design. Though the iconic German institution flourished only briefly, Bauhaus social ideals and design principles continue to shape how we live today. 

New approaches to education and training, architecture, painting, dance and design were explored and developed at the Bauhaus. Its founder and director Walter Gropius attracted the leading creative figures of the era, including Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe, Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Anni Albers, Josef Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Today, Bauhaus is considered the birthplace of Modernism and has become a byword for sleek, functional design. 

Founded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus school moved to Dessau in 1925 and then to Berlin, where it was forced to shut in 1933 after Hitler seized power. Most of its artists, architects and visionaries emigrated, fanning out and spreading the Bauhaus doctrine around the world. Filmmaker Lydia Ranke and her team traveled the world to make the three-part documentary bauhausWORLD. Alongside the Bauhaus sites of Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, they visited cities such as Tokyo, Amman, Tel Aviv, New York, Chicago, Mexico City and Medellín, talking to experts from architects Norman Foster and Tatiana Bilbao to architecture critic Mark Wigley, furniture designer Yinka Ilori and fashion designer Kasia Kucharska. 

‘The Code’ is the first part of bauhausWORLD. The search for the secret of Bauhaus’s enduring success leads all the way to Japan - a journey illustrating how the forced closure of the school that drove the movement into exile served to spread its philosophy around the world. 

 

Part 2 of bauhausWORLD, ‘The Effect’, takes viewers on a journey from Dessau to New York, Älmhult in Sweden and Ulm in Germany to examine the influence that Bauhaus still exerts on art, design and architecture around the globe. Nowadays the name of Bauhaus has been transformed into a brand. Is it to blame for the modern world’s obsession with design? 

 

The third and last part of bauhausWORLD, ‘The Utopia’, explores the influence of the Bauhaus philosophy on today’s globalized society. What is its legacy? What became of its utopian visions of the future? Do they still have relevance in the 21st century? We find out if the questions that Bauhaus posed have been answered, and if we can still learn from the solutions it proposed 100 years ago.

17:45 CET

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#BuildingCommunities | Outreach for a newly-blended community

Inclusive neighbourhoods

BBC Story Works

5 Min

Belgium

When Belgian social housing association Woonpunt Mechelen needed to move residents while renovating housing stock, they came up against a problem. The diverse mix of new and existing residents in an area known as “The Square”, created a social divide. 

To address this, the housing association came up with a plan to offer a small percentage of its housing to private renters with specific skills, who in return for subsidised rent would commit to community outreach. From youth mentorship to language lessons for immigrant families, or simply helping with groceries, Woonpunt Mechelen’s Pleinmakers (or Squaremakers) are there to reach out a neighbourly hand.

17:50 CET

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The Sargfabrik: From coffin factory to an innovative living culture

Affordable housing around the city

Yilmaz Vurucu

8:45 Min

Vienna

Formerly the site of a coffin factory, the Sargfabrik has since, become a model for community living projects. This is the story of how a pulsating urban alternative emerged from a social experiment to create a piece of utopia on the (then) outskirts of Vienna.

The Sargfabrik, a transformed former coffin factory has been one of the most important adaptive reuse projects with an innovative housing aim. It’s a combined co-housing and social housing project, which was realized following a strong citizen-led campaign with the support of the Viennese municipality. The transformation took place in two stages. Today the building complex serves both as a community housing integrating people with different lifestyles, ages and social backgrounds and as an important recreational center open to the public. Its operation serves financial, environmental and social sustainability goals, while also representing an innovative experiment among subsidized housing initiatives. 

18:00 CET

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HET SCHIP - restoring the beauty of the

Netherlands

Het Schip, restoring the beauty of Amsterdam School architecture

Art

Wilma van Kuijvenhoven

52 Min

In 1917 Michel de Klerk is assigned for developing a building for working class people. The building, known as 'het Schip' (The Ship), became the pride of the Amsterdam School, a peculiar architectural style of the interbellum in the Netherlands. This documentary shows the restoration and explores the underlying reasons of Michel de Klerk for his choises in this design. How is it possible for a restorer nowadays to be truthful to such a monumental and historic building? How can modern technics be suitable for the antique appearance?

19:00 CET

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Affordable housing around the city

Cenni #1

Luigi Cutore

01:23:17 Min

Italy

20:30 CET

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Margaret Kropholler, from a practical point of view

Wilma van Kuijvenhoven

& Magda Augusteijn

50 Min

Netherlands

Margaret Staal-Kropholler (1891-1966) is a woman with ambition and talent who wants to design houses where domestic work can be reduced to a minimum. The razor-sharp readings given by Margaret in 1919 for the Dutch organization of housewives (NVVH) and in 1930 on the radio, are showing an architect who is pleading for functionality and aesthetics, her entire life. In 1917 she joins the pioneers of the Amsterdam School and takes part in the avant-garde of Dutch architecture. For a long period of time Margaret is the only woman in the Netherlands who's designs are actually being built.

#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

13:00 - 16:30 CET

13:00 CET

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Community building, integration, refugees

The Boys Next Door

Bobbie Fay Brandsen

30 Min

Netherlands

Margaret Staal-Kropholler (1891-1966) is a woman with ambition and talent who wants to design houses where domestic work can be reduced to a minimum. The razor-sharp readings given by Margaret in 1919 for the Dutch organization of housewives (NVVH) and in 1930 on the radio, are showing an architect who is pleading for functionality and aesthetics, her entire life. In 1917 she joins the pioneers of the Amsterdam School and takes part in the avant-garde of Dutch architecture. For a long period of time Margaret is the only woman in the Netherlands who's designs are actually being built.

Programme

& registration

Life in public, cooperative and social housing is full of human stories we can relate to, it often has surprising revelations and always offers something new to learn.
 

Day 1

16th June 2021 

Kick-off meeting

10:00 - 12:45 CET

New European Bauhaus
#BuildingCommunities

Housing Europe Annual Conference 

Day 2

17th June 2021 

Closing event

13:00-16:00 CET
#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

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14:00-21:30 CET

#SocialHousingFilmFest movies

16:00 - 17:00 CET
Homes after COVID -
uniting, connected, affordable
Closing Event

Make sure that you visit the digital stands
Community Land Trust Brussels, Barcelona City Council, BBC StoryWorks, & more

16th June 2021 | 10:00-12:45 CET

New European Bauhaus #BuildingCommunities  

10:00 - 11:00 CET

Renewal and revival of homes and neighborhoods

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Introduction by
Sorcha Edwards, 
Secretary General,
Housing Europe

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Moderator
Orla Murphy, 

High-level roundtable of the New European Bauhaus / Co-Director

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Christian Lieberknecht, 

President of GdW

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Carine Puyol,  
European Affairs L'Union
sociale pour l'habitat, USH 

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Rossana Zaccaria,
President of
Legacoop Abitanti

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Alessandro Almadori,  
President of Ater Umbria 

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Knut Hoeller,
Executive Member of the Board,
IWO

11:00 - 11:10 CET

Coffee Break

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12:10 - 12:15 CET

International Social Housing Festival 2022 & new BBC series trailers

11:10 - 12:10 CET

Shaping all-in neighborhoods for next generations

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Bent Madsen, 

President of Housing Europe

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Moderator

Pepijn Bakker, 

Strategic advisor

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Lucía Martín González,
Housing Councilor Barcelona

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Cédric Van Styvendael,
Mayor of Villeurbanne

Sanna Vesikansa,
Deputy-Mayor of Helsinki

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12:15 - 12:45 CET

 #BuildingCommunities behind the scenes with BBC StoryWorks & housing associations

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Moderator
Sorcha Edwards, 
Secretary General,
Housing Europe

Moderator
Diana Yordanova, 
Communications Director,
Housing Europe

Mark Gavhure, 
Programme Partnerships,
BBC Global News

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Johanna Lilius, 
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Aalto University

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Kate Morgan, 
Marketing Officer,
Cooperative Housing Ireland

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Christian Fredrik Mathisen, 
Director of Innovation & Competence,
NBBL

17th June 2021 | 16:00-17:00 CET

Closing Event  

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Moderator

Sorcha Edwards, 
Secretary General,
Housing Europe

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Moderator
Julien Dijol,
Deputy Secretary General & Policy Coordinator at Housing Europe

16:00 - 17:00 CET
Homes after COVID- Uniting, connected, affordable

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Josh Crites,
Assistant Director,
Washington County, Oregon, US

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Jarmo Linden,

Director of the Housing Finance &

Development Centre of Finland (ARA)

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Rikke Lønne,
Strategic Development & Cooperation at B.L.

Janek Tarkowski,

Director of the film "HELP3"

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David Sim,
Creative Director and Partner,
Gehl


Wrap-up of the #socialhousingfilmfest
Bent Madsen, 
President of Housing Europe

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#SocialHousingFilmFest - Day 1

16th June 2021 | 14:00-21:30 CET

14:00 CET

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BBC Renovating Norway's shared ownership

#BuildingCommunities |

Renovating Norway's shared ownership homes

Renovation & energy efficiency

BBC Story Works 

5 Min

Norway

Narvik, in northern Norway was one of many Norwegian towns destroyed during World War Two. As part of the rebuilding effort the the co-operative housing movement was created to provide mass housing. Now almost a quarter of Norway’s population lives in co-operative or shared ownership housing. OMT Housing Association, part of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Norway (NBBL), is committing to renovating these shared ownership homes to help reduce their impact on the environment, increase cost efficiency and improve the quality of the homes for the people who live there.

#BuildingCommunities |

The 'living' buildings Norway wants you to know about

The 'living' buildings Norway wants you

Sustainable housing & innovation

BBC Story Works

5 Min

Norway

With buildings and the construction industry producing almost 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, timber structures are increasingly being seen as a more sustainable option. In Norway, people have lived in timber houses for hundreds of years. From the architects connecting people with nature by using timber to build large buildings to the entrepreneurs creating tiny timber homes on wheels as affordable housing, their expertise is now being shared across the world.

14:15 CET

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Bela Vista - Inhabited Island

Rui Gonçalves Rufino 2021