U!R Commons Lecture Series: 26.04. David Scheller

U!R Commons Lecture Series: 26.04. David Scheller

8. April 2021 0 By Raul Gschrey

Substantial communities: Multigenerational co-housing as a commoning practice?
Dr. David Scheller (Potsdam UAS)

26 April 15.00 (CET) U!R Commons Lecture Series: Register here!

Dr. David Scheller (Potsdam UAS) will be our guest at the second event of the online lecture series. He will present his insights on co-housing as communing practice with a focus on multi-generational housing communities. David Scheller is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in “CoAct | Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action“ (Horizon 2020) at the Department of Social and Educational Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP), where he is responsible for exploring the foundations of participatory methodologies in Citizen Social Science (CSS) and the compilation of a CSS toolkit. His research focuses mainly on urban social movements, collective housing, sustainable urban development, social inequality, community building, commoning and democratization from a comparative perspective.

He was involved in the research projects “Multigenerational co-housing in high-rise buildings: Community and intergenerational transfer for a self-determined lifestyle in old age“ (BMBF, 2016-2019) and “Co-housing and sustainable development: Cases from Denmark, Germany, Spain and Sweden“ (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2015-2019). He studied sociology at the Free University of Berlin and earned his doctorate in sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen with a study on “Urban social movements as democratization movements: Berlin and New York City in Comparison”.