Author: Elena Pereyra

Elena is an architect and PhD candidate exploring Housing as an Urban Commons, interweaving urban form making, participatory design, and collaborative governance for new forms of human habitat conducive to an abundance of life.

She is the Co-chair of Cohousing Australia, a regenerative development practitioner, and works with community groups to build community cohesion, participatory processes, collaborative decision-making, for socially and environmentally literate communities. Elena is interested in the broader interaction between housing, urban space, and civic participation. She takes an ecological and systems thinking approach to design and problem solving and is interested in the economic and cultural relationship between housing, ownership, and belonging. She is passionately exploring new futures for housing with a focus on affordably and environmental responsibility in the Australian context.

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