Social integration through social connection in everyday life. Residents' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in SällBo collaborative housing, Sweden

  • Ivette Arroyo, Norma Montesino, Erik Johansson, Moohammed Wasim Yahia
  • International Journal of Architectural Research Archnet-IJAR, January 2021, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/arch-10-2020-0236

Social integration at SällBo collaborative housing in Sweden

Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash

Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash

What is it about?

As unwanted social isolation and segregation increases in Sweden, a new living concept is being tested where pensioners (+70 years old), refugees and young people live together in own apartments and share common spaces. We explore how these groups develop social connection and how they have coped during the COVID-19 pandemic in their everyday lives.

Why is it important?

Understanding the spatial dimension of integration as a process that involves people from different generations and ethnic backgrounds and how these groups coped with the pandemic will contribute to the development of post-pandemic housing.

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