Dutch Complex Housing Exhibition
Dutch Complex Housing is a traveling exhibition highlighting innovative urban living in the Netherlands. The show explores a special form of multi-family dwelling developed in response to limited location and socially responsible policy. The exhibition profiles eight visually rich structures that are each responsive to their location and are formed to support a variety of housing types and income levels plus non-housing functions to create diverse communities.
In the Netherlands, where housing is a right, and urban design is central to providing adequate housing, complex housing emerged to make the best use of public transportation and infrastructure, generate income and provide diversity of lifestyle in dense, urban settings. The exhibition poses the question, Can this innovative type of housing be replicated elsewhere?
The exhibition, which will run Feb. 22 through March 15, is presented as part of the Spring 2019 Urban Design Colloquium: Questions of Civility. It falls under the colloquium subtheme of “Civil Mediation: Gates or Gateways” and accompanies the Feb. 22 lecture by Julia Robinson.
The Dutch Complex Housing exhibition has been organized and toured by the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design and is made possible by Regents of the University of Minnesota. GMD programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Opening Support grant, thanks to the legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.