Neighborhood Alto da Barra, Portugal | @Ines Rodrigues 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
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OSIEDLE 1000-lecia PP, Poland | @Janusz Grycel 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
JOIN ACTION KNOW MORE
OSIEDLE 1000-lecia PP, Poland | @Janusz Grycel 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
JOIN ACTION KNOW MORE
PRZYCZÓŁEK GROCHOWSKI, Poland | @Janusz Grycel 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
JOIN ACTION KNOW MORE
PRZYCZÓŁEK GROCHOWSKI, Poland | @Janusz Grycel 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
JOIN ACTION KNOW MORE
PRZYCZÓŁEK GROCHOWSKI, Poland | @Janusz Grycel 2019
CA18137 - MCMH-EU
European Middle Class
Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in
urban and architectural studies and there is still
a lack of comparative analysis and global
perspectives. By crossing different approaches
focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning,
Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network
allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl,
deepening on-going researches and focussing
on the existing case studies.
JOIN ACTION KNOW MORE
CA18137 – MCMH-EU
European Middle Class Mass Housing
MCMH has been generally underestimated in urban and architectural studies and there is still a lack of comparative analysis and global perspectives. By crossing different approaches focus on Architecture, Urbanism, Planning, Public Policies, History, Sociology, our network allows a wider understanding of MCMH sprawl, deepening on-going researches and focussing on the existing case studies.
OBJECTIVES
The main aim and objective of the MCMH-EU
The main challenge of MCMH-EU is to create a transnational network that gathers European researchers carrying studies on Middle-Class Mass Housing (MCMH) built in Europe since the 1950s and to develop new scientific approaches by discussing, testing and assessing diverse case studies and their different methodologies and perspectives.
The target groups of the Action include three levels of end users:
  • Academic/scientific working groups;
  • Institutional stakeholders and policymakers;
  • Local communities.
MOU
WORKING GROUPS
MCMH-EU is being developed by 3 Working Groups
WG 1

Documenting the MCMH

WG 2

Development of a specific set of (new) concepts for MCMH analyses

WG 3

Leverage contemporary architecture interventions and Public Policies

COST Action CA 18137
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OBJECTIVES
The main aim and objective of the MCMH-EU

The target groups of the Action include three levels of end users:

  • Academic/scientific working groups;
  • Institutional stakeholders and policymakers;
  • Local communities.

The main challenge of
MCMH-EU is to create a
transnational network that
gathers European
researchers carrying studies
on Middle-Class Mass
Housing (MCMH) built in
Europe since the 1950s and
to develop new scientific
approaches by discussing,
testing and assessing diverse
case studies and their
different methodologies
and perspectives.

WG 1

Documenting the MCMH

WG 2

Development of a specific set of (new) concepts for MCMH analyses

WG 3

Leverage contemporary architecture interventions and Public Policies

WORKING GROUPS
MCMH-EU is being developed by 3 Working Groups

COST Action CA 18137
Join Action
ABOUT THE VIDEO

The film “Architecture in times of COVID19” was made from a selection of 75 testimonials from 1st year students of the Interior Architecture course of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL) during the “Culture of Architecture and City” classes taught online.
Since 2017, when I started teaching at FAUL, I have coordinated this curricular unit. But it was the first time that we resorted to film support to produce statements on the different ways of apprehending architecture.
The objectives of “Culture of Architecture and City” include a process of initiation into the profession of architect through experimentation with works and built environments, reading reference works, attending conferences and exhibitions.
Precluded from making these “trips” in the construction of their “imaginary museums”, the students sought other forms of communication during the pandemic. These testimonies represent their creativity and willingness to learn. Architecture requires vocation and commitment, but above all love for the profession, as these five students exemplify.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ana Vaz Milheiro. Chair of the current Cost Action. Assistant Professor with Aggregation at the Faculty of Architecture at University of Lisbon. Associate researcher at DINÂMIA’CET-IUL and researcher at African Studies Center at University of Porto. PhD (2004) in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Principal Investigator of several research projects focused on architecture and urban planning issues in the former Portuguese colonial African countries and middle-class housing, financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), including the ongoing project “Middle-Class Mass Housing in Europe, Africa and Asia”. Author of “A Construção do Brasil – Relações com a Cultura Arquitectónica Portuguesa” (2005), “Nos Trópicos sem Le Corbusier – Arquitectura Luso-Africana no Estado Novo” (2012), awarded with the art and architecture critic and essayist prize by the Portuguese Section of AICA/ Fundação Carmona e Costa (2013), and “African Colonial Architectures – At the end of the ‘Portuguese Empire’” (2017). IIAS Fellow (Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), from the research group “Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture Research” (2019-20) and Fellow Researcher at University of São Paulo (2018, funded by FAPESP – São Paulo, Brazil). Invited researcher at Ghent University (2015-16).

Open Calls

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - For all Action-Members - Deadline for proposals extended to 17 July 2020
MCMH-EU Youtube Channel
Deadline for proposals
17/07/2020
Communication of selection
Until 30/07/2020 (will be done by an evaluation committee appointed for this specific role by the three WG-leaders)
Deadline for final videos
31/08/2020

MCMH-EU is organising a MCMH-EU Youtube Channel with a series of video podcasts from September 2020. This series will allow our action to remain active even in this time of health crisis, especially since we do not know when international travel will be allowed. Besides that, it is a good way to share our research and increase our COST-Action visibility beyond its members.

We are now looking for proposal with this Call for Proposals for all Action-Members. We highly encourage all Action-Members – in particular ITC and Young researchers – to submit a proposal for a video (up to 300 words) within the following thematic categories.

There will be two categories of videos podcasts:

  • A short version (6-8 min)
  • A long version (15-20 min)

The proposal should indicate which category applies.
We are very much looking forward to receive your proposals. Please send your proposal to the relevant WG-leader until 17/07/2020.

Thematic categories

  • MCMH History – Historical synopsis (Historical synopsis of a case study)
  • MCMH Architecture / Urbanism (e.g.: Learning from Projects; Maps/planning/GIS; Typologies; Housing and Collective Spaces; Landscape Views; Covid-19 pandemic)
  • MCMH Concepts / References (e.g.: Defining Middle Class; Housing and Social Class; Mass Housing)
  • MCMH Public Policies (e.g.: Country portrait, Case studies)
  • MCMH-EU Countries (Videos related to the different/selected countries)
  • MCMH-Touring cities (Videos related to the different/selected countries)
  • MCMH-Interviews (Interviews with another MCMH-EU member or any MCMH expert)
  • MCMH-Open Category (You are welcome to suggest another category)

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