24th Biennial of Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18. 9.—7. 12. 2014
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Housing estate business cards Postcard collage
Housing estate business cards

The work focused on exploring the nanotouristic potentials of Polish housing estates from the 1960s and 1970s. After a successful presentation at BIO50, the authors have been invited to create postcards by two housing estates in Lublin, Poland. Unlike Krakow’s estates, which do not generate a real tourist attraction on the city scale, one estate in Lublin, designed by the famous architect Oskar Hansen, has slowly become a touristic phenomenon among fans of architecture. With this increase in interest and the possibility of increased future tourist traffic, questions about the estate dwellers’ role in the process have come into play. During meetings with the residents of the Lublin housing estates, they have been collectively designing postcard collages. Based on the new roles to be undertaken by the estate occupants, they have also proposed a tool for residents’ empowerment – housing estate ‘business cards’.