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DOMA in residence

27 June 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Benjamin West Lecture Theatre
Burlington House

Join DOMA to explore how blockchain technology can support new models of home ownership and tackle the current housing crisis.


With home ownership becoming a luxury that few can afford, alternative models are challenging the conventional ways of getting on the property ladder. Over an evening, founders of alternative housing platform DOMA, Maksym Rokmaniko and Francesco Sebregondi, together with architect Jack Self, will take over the apartment designed by MAIO in the Architecture Studio.


DOMA is a blockchain-based, shared ownership platform for equitable housing. Bridging the great divide between renting and home ownership, DOMA leverages the principles of the new token economy to make urban property accessible to all. Designed for a fair distribution of the value generated by urban environments, DOMA works as a platform cooperative, owned and run by its users.


DOMA co-founders Rokmaniko and Sebregondi will be joined by Jack Self, architect and co-curator of Home Economics, the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Together they will explore and question the ways digital technologies could allow alternative models of ownership to tackle the housing crisis.


We encourage ticket holders to bring thoughts and perspectives to share with others and generate an informed debate with invited speakers.




Maksym Rokmaniko, trained as an architect, is co-founder of DOMA. His research and design work explores new forms of urban living enabled by emerging technologies. He is Founder and Director of Anarcitects, Partner of The Center for Spatial Technologies, and an alumnus of The New Normal programme at Strelka Institute.


Francesco Sebregondi, trained as an architect, is co-founder of DOMA. His research examines the intersections of violence, technology, and the urban condition. He is a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture and the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology, as well as an alumnus of The New Normal programme at Strelka Institute.


Jack Self is an architect based in London, Director of the REAL foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review. In 2016, he co-curated Home Economics, the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He edited Real Estates: Life Without Debt (Bedford Press, 2014).


This event is part of the Future Architecture Platform programme.