Three: Breaking Out of the Brick Box: Interrogating The Socio-Spatial Form of Cohousing


This seminar will critically examines what distinguishes cohousing from other forms of community-led/community-based development, including ‘gated’ common interest communities, focusing on the sense of shared endeavour entailed in the co-creation and co-management of communal space.

The seminar will take place in Lancaster, at Lancaster cohousing and then at the University of Lancaster on Friday 26th June.  We are inviting prospective participants to complete and submit an application form from Tuesday 5th May and applications will close after 3pm on Wednesday 20th May. We anticipate that the seminar will be oversubscribed and so please wait for confirmation of a place from a member of the ESRC Research Seminar team before confirming plans for travel.

  • The programme for the event, a briefing note for the seminar and the application can be downloaded here from Tuesday 5th May.
  • For this seminar it is a key requirement that all applicants must state on the application form their personal/professional/research reasons for wanting to attend the seminar and what they would like to contribute to the discussion. We will not consider your application if this section on the application form is not filled in.

We will be recording as much of the seminar proceedings as possible, using video and social media, so that those of you with a keen interest but are unable to take part can contribute remotely and follow the discussion.

The seminar is free of charge. We are unable to help with travel costs, with the exception of a limited number of bursaries for postgraduate/ low-wage/ non-profit sector participants. To be considered for one of the bursaries, please complete the relevant section of the application form.

If you wish to attend then you should download and complete the application form here and return it to Sarah Hewitt.

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