Harriss, Harriet, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Panel speaker: Pret A Habiter at AAGORA, Architectural Association School Debate, London, UK, 4 March 2016.
|Abstract or Description:||
Pret A Habiter/Ready to inhabit: Feel at home in Paris, New York, London, Tokyo and Berlin; simultaneously. “Home”, once a personal “fortress of solitude”, now an online commodity everywhere, marks a tidal shift in a subtle transition towards a newfound sharing economy. Sustained by sharing of access to goods and services typically coordinated through community-based online services, these widely accessible peer-to-peer based transactions are transforming the urban landscape, making us global locals that belong anywhere. However, in desirable urban spaces, AirBnB is facilitating the cultivation of a gentrified monoculture that jeopardises diversity. Consequently, an AirBnB neighbourhood is not a profitable means to collectively consume, but an international bedroom community of "post-tourist" upwardly mobile workers. AirBnB makes cities more affordable, as its influx of guests undertakes a much more utilitarian approach to the urban realm, yet raises questions as to whether this form of social behaviour liberates or further entraps our society; as these newly administered laws of exchange slowly relieve us of a sense of ownership and identity.
|Subjects:||Architecture > K100 Architecture
Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K420 Urban and Rural Planning > K421 Urban Planning
Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K450 Housing
|School or Centre:||School of Architecture|
|Date Deposited:||24 Dec 2016 00:43|
|Last Modified:||24 Dec 2016 00:43|
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