Ten weeks, thirty-four volunteers, twenty-two events and several thousand-piece jigsaw puzzles in, we are delighted to say that Open House is open and thriving.
Our public living room is open Wednesday to Saturday 10-5 and is welcoming people from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences from across Oxford to drink tea, make new friends and talk to strangers about housing.
On top of this, our ‘Housing Matters’ series of talks have welcomed an incredible range of thinkers, doers and change-makers who are working to build more affordable housing, make renting affordable and more secure and to help those that do fall into homelessness.
So what’s coming up?
100 Years on from ‘Homes fit for Heroes’
Sian Berry, Co-leader of the Green Party and Chair of the London Assembly’s Housing Committee and Stephen Clarke, Head of Housing and Property Services at Oxford City Council discuss the centenary of local authorities’ responsibility to house the working public.
An Alternative Urban Politics
Alex Vasudevan, author of the Autonomous City and Debra Benita Shaw, reader in cultural theory at University of East London discuss the history of squatting, urban resistance, technoscience and posthuman urbanism.
The Future of Rent
Samir Jeraj, founder of Generation Rent and author of The Rent Trap and Shaista Aziz, local Labour councillor discuss how to make renting fairer and more affordable.
Tickets are free but you must register to attend.