I HAVE FOCUSED ON ISSUES CONCERNING PEOPLE WITH ID                                               AND THE COMMUNITY MY AUNT IS A PART OF, I FOCUSED ON                          THE ARCHITECTURE BUILT FOR HER AND HER FRIENDS.

I WENT ON A  STUDY TRIP TO THE SMALL COMMUNITY SELBU IN NORWAY,

WHERE MY AUNT AND FAMILY LIVES. ARCHITECTURE CONCERNING

PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN SELBU IS MY CASE STUDY IN

THIS THESIS.

 

THERE ARE A VARIETY OF HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH ID IN SELBU. THERE ARE SMALL TERRACED HOUSES BUILT IN THE LATE 80S, THAT OPERATE AS GROUP HOMES AND PRIVATELY OWNED HOMES BUILT BY PARENTS WANTING TO SECURE THEIR CHILDRENS’ FUTURE BUILT IN THE 2000S, AS WELL AS A NEW INSTITUTIONALIZED LIVING FACILITY BUILT BY THE MUNICIPALITY.

 

MY FAMILY TOOK PART IN THE OPPOSITION AGAINST THE NEW LIVING FACILITY, BECAUSE THE PROPOSAL INVOLVED GATHERING EVERYONE WHO IS CONSIDERED TO BE DIFFERENT IN A SEGREGATED AREA IN THE CENTRE OF SELBU. WE LOST THE FIGHT, AND THE BUILDING HAS NOW BEEN IN USE FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR.

BECAUSE INDIVIDUALS WITH ID RARELY MOVE, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG HOUSING IS GREAT. THIS IS ALSO ARTICULATED IN THE GUIDELINES AND THE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE NORWEGIAN STATE HOUSING BANK, THAT FUNDS                 

COMMUNITY HOUSING PROJECTS. I AM COMPARING DIFFERENT TYPES OF    HOUSING DEDICATED TO PEOPLE WITH ID IN SELBU AND HOW THEY                  CORRESPOND WITH THE INTENTIONS AND VISION OF THE STANDARD.