In partnership with the Carnegie Gallery, the HBSA will bring together design professionals, community members and policy-makers to address the issue of affordable housing in Hamilton and beyond through a design charrette and exhibition. The goal of the event is to explore solutions to the issue of entry-level housing affordability for the Millennial generation in the context of Hamilton’s housing market and urban design challenges/opportunities. The full problem question is posted below.
Four multi-disciplinary teams will be invited to provide design-oriented solutions to the issue of affordable entry-level housing. The central idea is that infill or underutilized lands within cities can be exploited to provide affordable housing solutions for first-time homebuyers.
The public are welcome to engage with the topic by attending parts of the event. As space is limited, guests must register for a free ticket at the links below:
Keynote Address with Alex Bozikovic
Thursday, January 30, 2019
Dundas Town Hall – 60 Main St, Dundas
Join us for an introduction to the issue of the Missing Middle with Globe & Mail Architecture Critic Alex Bozikovic. Alex has written extensively on housing, particularly on the issue of the Missing Middle. We invite the public to join us for what will no doubt be a fascinating presentation on a critical problem!
Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30
Carnegie Gallery – 10 King St West, Dundas
After the charrette takes place on January 31, teams will continue to refine their work in preparation for an exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery. The exhibition will include design/architectural representation of the idea as well as work by work by local artists that speaks to the ideas presented by each team. The show will be headlined by a presentation of the work and a panel discussion that the public is invited to attend. Confirmed panelists are:
Alex Bozikovic, Globe & Mail
Catharine Dowling, Ryerson University
Jason Thorne, City of Hamilton
Register for your free ticket to attend this exciting discussion!
This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: