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Happy at home, happy in life

We are delighted that Richard Layard has agreed to be a keynote speaker and scientific committee advisor for our next conference: Happy Home, Happy Society? Layard is the author of what is described as “the key book in happiness studies”. Happiness: Lessons from a New Science looks at the paradox at the heart of our lives.

2019: a very good year for HRF

As 2019 comes to a close, Bryan Sanderson has great pleasure in sending news of our recent activities and some reflections on what has been a very good year for Home Renaissance Foundation.

The Call for Paper is now open!

HRF welcomes descriptive, theoretical, empirical or practical nature papers from experts, early career and doctoral scholars in a wide range of academic subjects and professional fields including Architecture, Economics, Education, History, Politics, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Technology, Human Ecology, Urban Planning to recognize the importance of home lifestyle in building a happy society.

Happy Homes, Happy Society?

We are about to launch our next international Conference: Happy Homes, Happy Society? to be held in London 12th -13th November 2020. This will be our fifth conference and we are very excited about the focus, which this time is on Happiness.

HRF at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid | May 2019

Our Project and Media Manager, Angela de Miguel, participated in a roundtable at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid to discuss the role of the home in relation to climate change and to explain to those who legislate what practices can be carried out to mitigate this threat.

What can Technology do for Older People?

Our patron Prof. M. Gamal Abdelmonem and Susan Peatfield, Development Director of HRF attended All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People at the House of Lords co-chaired by Lord Best and Peter Aldous MP.

Handmade Homes

Last Thursday we published the latest post on our blog. Guess what? Developments in Artificial Intelligence will render 80% of ‘white-collar’ professional jobs redundant over the next thirty years. This was one of the very striking predictions made by Dr Stephen Davies of the Institute of Economic Affairs at the Home Renaissance Foundation Experts’ Meeting last February.

Launch of "The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections" in Warsaw | April 2019

HRF had the pleasure and privilege of presenting our most recent publication as the guests of Digital Poland.  “Home in the Digital Era” saw experts, including academics, educationalists and professionals in the field of digital technology and Artificial Intelligence, gathering to discuss the challenges and opportunities these new developments offer in the context of the home.