Home Sapiens

People face many challenges: lack of drinking water, gender inequality, and harsh living conditions. However, one thing never changes – everyone needs a place to call home. Discover and learn more about housing problems in our podcast. Homo habilis, homo erectus and homo sapiens. After thousands and thousands of years of evolution, we have a new discovery. HOME Sapiens has always been around. Places where we live are key to humans. From caves to huts and from houses to modern villas our homes have been evolving with us. Is HOME Sapiens fiction or reality? It is up to you to decide.

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Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Romania has recently launched a pilot project which aims to find the most cost-effective housing solution. There have been 6 buildings already built. Is it possible to build a house in 5 days? Find out more in this episode with our guest Roberto Pătrășcoiu - national director of Habitat for Humanity Romania.

Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

Climate change affects all areas of our daily lives. Recent study published by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change says that Climate change is already affecting every inhabited region across the world. Do our homes need to change or has the process already started? How can we save energy? This and much more in the first episode of season 2 of Home Sapiens Podcast with our speaker Besim Nebiu. 

Studying by candlelight

Friday Feb 26, 2021

Friday Feb 26, 2021

Episode 5 is driven by young enthusiasts. Linus Wahome, founder and CEO of ManPro Systems Ltd, shares his childhood and school memories. As a family of three tried hard to provide best conditions for their children, Linus and his siblings had to share a candle while doing their homework. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. 

Friday Feb 19, 2021

Episode 4 brings up the issue of gender equality. We take a closer look at customs and traditions in Lesotho. Stories of women evicted from their homes are typical in many communities in this country. Fungai Mukorah, national director of Habitat for Humanity Lesotho, walks us through women's experiences and their fight for shelter.

What is a slum?

Friday Feb 12, 2021

Friday Feb 12, 2021

Episode 3 takes listeners into one of the world's biggest informal settlements - or so called "slum" - Khayelitsha. Around 400 000 people live inadequate conditions in Cape town, South Africa. Lack of drinking water, medical services, and schools are only some of the problems of informal settlements. Charles Witbooi, program head for advocacy and volunteering engagement at Habitat for Humanity South Africa, explains why the word "slum" should not be used in South Africa. 

Water is life

Friday Feb 05, 2021

Friday Feb 05, 2021

Listen to the second episode of Home Sapiens podcast produced by Habitat for Humanity.
Episode 2 explains that not everyone in the world has access to clean drinking water. In Zambia, many families are challenged every day to survive. Mathabo Makuta, national director of Habitat for Humanity Zambia, discusses problems with access to clean water and water borne diseases. 

Friday Jan 29, 2021

Listen to the first episode of Home Sapiens podcast produced by Habitat for Humanity. 
Architect Esben Neander Kristensen, Director at Gehl, and our host, Katerina Bezgachina, discuss interesting topics such as difference between home and housing, why people live in bad conditions, the right to housing, and  how architects can shape our cities. 

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