Congres: Het Nieuwe Wonen


Event Details

Thursday January 31, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Blauwe zaal
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The search for ‘Het Nieuwe Wonen’: the balance between technology and social developments.

The welfare state for which the Netherlands was known for decades is changing. Where in earlier times the type of care was the starting point for housing typologies, nowadays social and technological developments seem to be the determining factor. What will be the future for living and care? How can a smart home environment lead to social interaction between (vulnerable) people and how can it lead to sustainable livability? This congress, organized by the Eindhoven University of Technology and KIVI, reflects the collaboration between healthcare organizations, housing associations, the industry, and knowledge institutions. Together they are searching for smart concepts for ‘Het Nieuwe Wonen’: the balance between technology and social developments. Policymakers, researchers, and directors of different organizations will present their experiences during this search and share the progress of these ongoing collaborations and their plans for the future. Based on the gained knowledge of several ‘Empathic Living Labs’, the researches present new (design)principles which connect people and technology and stimulate the innovative collaborations between the entire chain of housing and care.


The target group consists of governments, architects, developers, healthcare institutions, housing associations or other organization which work on housing concepts for (vulnerable) people. Off course, researchers, teachers, or people interested in a collaboration are more than welcome.

The main language of the congress will be Dutch.



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