Format and Key dates
Please submit your abstract (500 words maximum) to the workshop organizers. Include your name, affiliation, a C.V. of no more than five pages, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

15. February 2019: Abstract submission
1. March 2019: Information to applicants
9.-10. April 2019: Workshop: ‘Changing Welfare’

Workshop organisers:
Ellen Braae KU
Tom Nielsen AARCH
Runa Johannessen KADK
Nordic Models of Architecture and Welfare is funded by
Changing Welfare
In the post-war period from 1945 to 1975 the design and construction of New Towns, satellite towns and other settlement schemes were instrumental to the realisation of the welfare state policies of the ‘Nordic Model’. At present, the futures of the Nordic welfare states are debated in the political context of New Public Management, migration and environmental crisis. However, there has not yet been a sustained effort to systematically explore and compare the traits of welfare state architecture beyond the post-war period in a way that is relevant for understanding the current context.

The workshop series Nordic Models of Architecture and Welfare calls for a reassessment of the instrumental roles of architecture and planning in Nordic welfare policies. The series is anchored in the inter-Scandinavian research network for architecture and welfare and aim to publish an anthology based on contributions in the workshops, as well as to form the basis for new research projects and grant applications. For the second workshop, ‘Changing Welfare’, we welcome abstracts that address the following themes in a study of architecture and planning in at least one of the Nordic countries:

- Architecture and welfare at present: After the post-war period the political, economic and social context for architecture and planning changed. We welcome abstracts that discuss the theoretical and methodological challenges this poses for research on contemporary welfare architecture.

- The ‘Nordic Model’ and national particularities: cross-country comparisons.

- Changing welfare: Abstracts can address historical and current developments of either central notions, welfare architecture, or welfare sustaining institutions understood as established practice or discourses that shape and reshape welfare systems and welfare spaces.

- Heritage: preservation, transformation or rejection? Reassessments of post-war welfare architectures in light of current socio-political conditions and ideological tendencies.

- Culture and critique: We welcome abstracts on changes in the relationship between cultural practices and welfare state architecture and planning after the post-war years. This could involve studies of counter culture, youth culture, and generational differences in culture and spatial practice.
Nordic Models of Architecture and Welfare is funded by