Campaign: Flats for precarious migrant workers in Helsinki

At the public debate “The Housing Agenda” which was held in Helsinki, World Communal Heritage submitted three proposals for housing of precarious migrant workers.

The debate was staged in Ateneum Art Museum in September 2011 and organized by Vladan Jeremić and Rena Rädle. The central idea was to generate creative proposals directed towards solving the highly complex and urgent housing problems of Roma and other precarious migrant workers in Europe. The contributing participants of the conference issued and distributed the resulting proposals in the form of “The Helsinki Housing Manifesto”. This manifesto proposes the idea of a trans-urban network of “migrants hotels” in European cities, for use by precarious migrant workers, and outlines a set of common principles for local housing solutions to be developed with the support of the EU. The debate was part of a long-term project dealing with the violent evictions of Roma, and the problems of residential racism in Europe.

>> Watch pictures from exhibition at Cabel Factory Gallery Helsinki

>> Watch a video about the debate

Senat Square, Helsinki

Construction time: 2011-

Infrastructure: 100 flats for precarious migrant workers

Contractor: European Social Fond, City of Helsinki

Kiasma, Helsinki

Construction time: 2011-

Infrastructure: 70 flats for precarious migrant workers

Contractor: European Social Fond, City of Helsinki

Kalasatama, Helsinki

Construction time: 2011-

Infrastructure: 200 flats for precarious migrant workers

Contractor: European Social Fond, City of Helsinki

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