Press Release | 5th Academic Conference "Happy Homes, Happy Society?"
We can be happy, despite everything we are experiencing. This is the first big conclusion we reached after two days talking about happiness in the home and how domestic life contributes to the happiness of society.
Press Call | 5th Academic Conference "Happy Homes, Happy Society?"
On November 12th and 13th, the international think tank Home Renaissance Foundation, supported by the Social Trends Institute, will hold its 5th Academic and Interdisciplinary Conference “Happy Homes, Happy Society? The contribution of domestic life in a time of social changes.”
2020 has seen HRF rising to the challenge of COVID19 and the implications for our lives and homes. Look here at our 2019 Directors' Report to find more details of our many other activities and events over the last 12 months. Our commitment to build a research-base on the study of the work of the home, to champion recognition of the value of this work and to support homemakers, has never been more vital nor more timely.
People, Care and Work in the Home
It would be hard to find a more important time for the publication of "People, Care and Work in the Home", our second book.
Pre-order now open
Our next book “People, care and work in the Home” is published by Routledge on Tuesday 16th June. The book offers a new, multidisciplinary and international perspective on how today's homes are facing changing social, economic, environmental and health challenges.
Home in the Time of Coronavirus
Responding to the coronavirus in relation to the Home, we have produced a Communication Report in which different personalities share their experience of what home is - and means - to them during this time of a pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
Press Release: The Home in the Digital Age | February 2019
We live in in a world where technological advance and above all the astonishing pace of change is challenging many of the values and modus operandi we have long taken for granted. So we organised an Experts Meeting in 2019 to know what is the real impact of the Artificial Intelligence in the home.