In order to live independent and active lives, we need housing that is designed to meet our needs. This is particularly important for older people and those with disabilities. But how accessible is Sweden’s housing for older people? School pupils, teachers and senior citizens across Sweden will be helping researchers at Lund University to find out. The Housing Experiment is a mass experiment being organised as part of ForskarFredag 2021, Sweden’s European Researchers’ Night.
How will it work?
Using a ruler (or measuring tape) and a special mobile app, participants will measure how accessible Sweden’s homes are. How wide are the doorways? How high are the thresholds? Are the taps difficult to turn on? Researchers need help to investigate these and other questions.
When: The Housing Experiment will be conducted between September – October 2021.
Where: Across the whole of Sweden.
Who can participate: Anyone living in Sweden is welcome to participate in the Housing Experiment. The Housing Experiment is particularly designed to engage senior citizens and school classes.
More information will be available in Spring 2021.
For more information about the project, please contact Martin Bergman, the researcher managing the project at VA.
Anyone interested in participating in the experiment, can register their interest by completing an online form (in Swedish).
Sustainable Development Goals
The Housing Experiments contributes to Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities via target 11.3: Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and target 11B: Implement strategies for inclusion, resource efficiency and resilience to disasters.