Sustainable Living in Communal Housing Projects
Benjamin Görgen, Institute of Sociology, University of Münster, Germany
If society is to cope with problems of climate change and global inequality there will need to be a sustainable transformation that affects all domains of social life . Different forms of communal housing and living are often presented as “real life laboratories” or “pioneers” of such a transformation. In this seminar I will present a research project that seeks to understand the conditions under which more sustainable practices are realized. I will discuss how theories of practice can help conceptualize and understand communal housing projects as a bundle of practices and how these are connected with the material and social situation of these projects.