Convocatoria Revista de Arquitectura N.º 47.  

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Fecha límite de recepción de artículos: 10 de septiembre del 2024

Towards collective forms of dwelling: the grant-of-use housing cooperatives in Catalonia



The grant-of-use cooperative housing model that has emerged in Catalonia since 2015 has received interest as an alternative form of housing. Groups engage in self-organization and collective decision-making to assess their needs, negotiate resources, and co-create alternative housing options. This article examines the characteristics of the current state of cooperative housing in Catalonia through a comparative analysis of the existing cases, using graphs with the data from the Observatory of Cooperative Housing of Catalonia. The analyzed attributes are categorized into five main areas: location, constitutive characteristics, the process of participation, economic characteristics, and communal living. It is observed that Catalonia ́s cooperative housing model is offering new possibilities for dwelling and fostering community-oriented housing. However, to address challenges related to inclusion, long consolidation processes and financial barriers, there is still room for improvement.


Palabras clave:

Affordable housing, collective housing, community, communal living, participation


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