How do we Live? is a housing research group, based in the Liverpool Architecture School, founded by Johanna Muszbek and Jocelyn Froimovich in 2015. The group leads a series of research and pedagogic programmes in urban housing, finding different forms in teaching, exhibits, publications and events. The project aims to negotiate the practical, theoretical and speculative aspects of housing design. The attempt is to bridge through design between the conceptual and technical challenges, rethinking housing for future urbanities. Their work has been exhibited in the 13th International Sao Paolo Biennale in 2019 and at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.
How do we live? London, Santiago, Shanghai-Suzhou looks at the current housing production in three different metropolitan contexts. The research has been carried out in collaboration with University of Liverpool, Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China through a series of international housing workshops and symposiums that investigate housing typologies.
Johanna and Jocelyn´s current project, How do we live Now?, Housing Performance During Lockdown and Beyond examines how Covid-19 lockdown measures have impacted the use of our homes and will challenge our living and working conditions for the future.
The research produced in the last six years by How do we Live? has prompted awareness and critical thinking towards housing design. Its future outcome is the launching of a MSc. programme on Global Housing Design at the Liverpool Architecture School in collaboration with Universidad Católica de Chile.