OIKONET: PEDAGOGIC INNOVATION IN HOUSING STUDIES
School of Architecture La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (SPAIN)
This paper introduces the OIKONET network, a project co-funded by the Life Long Learning Programme of the European Union, 2011-14. Thirty-four institutions representing twenty-five countries in and outside Europe are part of the network. Partners are higher education institutions –architecture, urban planning, engineering, social and economic studies– research groups, local administrations and professional organizations. The network is structured in three areas –research, community participation and pedagogy– which will become inter-related over the process of the network construction. During the first year of the project, some learning activities have been collaboratively designed and implemented which involve partners from higher-education institutions, researchers and non-academic stakeholders. The preliminary results of these activities are presented and discussed.