This year, the Swedish Museum of Architecture, in collaboration with the Stockholm City Welfare Mission, has launched a gingerbread house building competition that aims to raise awareness about homelessness in Sweden.
(By the way, it looks like game-changing eco-architect/baker Michelle Kaufmann has stepped away from the prefab gingerbread scene again this year. It only makes sense, given that Kaufmann was creating confectionary replications of homes that are now owned by Blu Homes, the firm that purchased the assets of MkDesigns after it was shuttered in 2009.) However, there are others constructing meaningful gingerbread houses elsewhere this holiday season. Read on:
This year’s theme is about something that is central to all of us. We build and care for and love our homes. We see our homes as a human right. Yet there are many people who do not have a home or who have been forced to leave their home and to search for a new one.
Do you make gingerbread houses during the holidays? If so, do they ever incorporate environmental and social issues?