Following is a suggestive but non-exhaustive list of possible topics, freely grouped under more general titles.
The city as a home - a home in the city
- How does the city influence the home and vice versa?
- Urban extensions of dwelling.
- Participation, co-creation and collaboration: people’s involvement for urban development.
- How does urban growth change regions, environments and everyday life?
- Urban migration, nomadism and homelessness.
- The ‘poetics’ of a place: how a space ‘feels’, is experienced and expressed?
Public meets private
- Residential architecture and housing design concepts, typologies and strategies
- Homes incorporated in non-residential spatial programmes and vice versa.
- Alternative, extended and hybrid approaches to living in a city.
- What does living together mean nowadays in terms of private and shared spaces?
- What are the limits and degrees of privacy in a community today?
Home, city and society
- How are housing and dwelling, or how have they been, part of policies and politics?
- Responses to new kinds of demand in housing management and ownership.
- Relations (of power) between various actors in the urban context?
- Implications of increasing impermanence of dwelling (e.g. lack of social cohesion);nomadism by choice or not?
- Specific challenges and responses related to city and home in the Nordic region (this can include lessons learned from elsewhere for the Nordic region).
- Ageing population and changing demographics as a challenge and an opportunity.
Sustainable and smart?
- Technology for homes and housing?
- Smart house and smart city as a home, the pros and cons.
- How do places and spaces between buildings work, how are they used?
- Connecting urban environments and nature, taking into account the four seasons.
- Climate change, sustainability, health and well-being as key challenges.
Home, city and change
- How users, usage and maintenance change cities and buildings over time?
- Cities and homes responding to external societal and environmental changes.
- Adapting to changing needs and occupants.
- New uses for spaces and places.
- Learning agile responses to changing conditions and complex planning and design issues.