The Bartlett School of Planning


Book Launch: Self-build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 11 May 2018

Self-build homes

We are pleased to present the book launch of Self-build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions edited by Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin.

Event Information

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Iqbal Hamiduddin


G12, 22 Gordon Street

Self-Build Homes connects the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on self-build with commentary from leading international figures in the self-build and wider housing sector. Through their focus on community, dwelling, home and identity, the chapters explore the various meanings of self-build housing, encouraging new directions for discussions about self-building and calling for the recognition of the social dimensions of this process, from consideration of the structures, policies and practices that shape it, through to the lived experience of individuals and households.

This volume comes at a time of renewed focus from policy managers and practitioners, as well as prospective builders themselves, on self-build as a means for producing homes that are more stylised, affordable and appropriate for the specific needs of households.

A reception style launch hosted by Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin with an overview of the book, case study presentations and networking.

Confirmed speakers-

Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths) 
Iqbal Hamiduddin (UCL)
Ted Stevens (NaCSBA)
Julia Heslop (Newcastle University)

Join us on Friday 11th May from 17.30 - 19.30 to meet contributing authors, industry experts and self-builders.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Please RSVP and for further enquiries contact Chantelle - clewi011@gold.ac.uk

To access the book - https://bit.ly/2v1S1LP