LIVING SPACE FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION: THE VINZIRAST STUDENT AND HOMELESS CO-HOUSING PROJECT

Mina LAHLAL

Abstract


A co-housing project has opened its doors in Vienna, Austria, and is unique in being a formalized living space with shared flats for formerly homeless and students intermingled together. How this unconventional housing project came about will be traced back from the idea at a massive student protest to the final restoration of an old inner city house by the architects of Gaupenraub and finally the moving in with all social dynamics and conflicts which could be observed between the inhabitants but also with the chairing NGO “VinziRast”. Besides the manifold stories to be told from this spin-off, transdisciplinary work, limitations, challenges and global education opportunities will be highlighted and discussed.

Keywords: Global education, the vinzirast student, homeless, project

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