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The Vienna Model - Community Discussion: "Bellingham to Vienna"

Join local community activists, professionals, representatives, and residents in a discussion on Bellingham’s current housing crisis and what might be learned from The Vienna Model. Special guests include Sabine Bitter and Jeff Derksen, organizers of the Vancouver, BC iteration of The Vienna Model exhibition and members of the research collective Urban Subjects.

Agenda:

11am-11:15am

Acknowledgements, Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Project

11:20 am

The landscape, data, trends, comparing Bellingham to Vancouver & Vienna

11:30am-12:30pm

A panel of speakers impacted directly by the housing crisis and people who work closely with people who have experienced housing insecurity, to (1) share personal stories of their housing insecurity and/or advocacy, (2) highlight the weaknesses of the current affordable housing system in Bellingham and (3) speak to the benefits and successes of the current affordable housing system.

12:30pm-12:45pm

Coffee break

12:45-1:25pm

Presentations by Jeff Derksen & Sabine Bitter, organizers of the show in Vancouver and members of the Vancouver/Vienna research collective Urban Subjects.

1:25pm-2:10pm

Lunch

2:10 pm-2:55 pm

Panel of Speakers addressing the concept of what the “social” in social housing means.

3:15pm-4:00pm

Community Research: Community discussion of the day’s most important take-aways and questions in order to build a community demands list.


More info at https://localgroup.studio/the-vienna-model/

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