Basque Country International Architecture Biennale hosted a talk series 'RE-vivienda: I laboratorio de vivienda en Euskadi' (RE-housing: Housing Lab in Basque Country) in the Basque Country Architecture Institute. On 19.09.2019 the session started with the lecture of Jon Begiristain and David Juarez about “ATRI (Tactical Accommodations Of Inclusive Repopulation) background and cases”. The day-long session focused on the redensification of cities, in which speakers from different cities showed the alternatives for disused spaces or the actions in the face of gentrification. The talk continued with David Bravo on “City of small hands”, Anne Lacaton y Jean Philippe Vassal on “Rebuild easily”, Eva Morales on “Imagining, designing, producing and managing other forms of public housing”, Kathrin Golda-Pongratz on “Auto-construction: autonomy to inhabit” and Loïc Geronnez on “Community land trust Brussels Foundation”.
Housing Lab was a part of the 2019 UPV/EHU Summer Courses, organized with the collaboration of the Housing Area of the Department for the Environment, Land Planning and Housing of the Basque Government and the UPV/EHU Higher Technical School of Architecture. The lectures targeted students, professionals, lecturers, researchers and wider public for the analysis of the contemporary issues surrounding residential uses in the region, the dissemination of the Housing Lab's activities and results, for awareness of local, national and international alternatives addressing contemporary housing challenges and knowledge transfer among society.