The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates the first and bleeds. ––Gloria Anzaldúa According to Gloria Continue reading
Communities that are rebuilding or reforming following a crisis exist in a constant flux of formality and informality. This liminal existence, at once formal and informal manifests itself physically in many of the places that displaced families seek shelter.
El desarrollo progresivo de los asentamientos informales venezolanos se debe en gran medida a las estructuras organizativas que surgieron de Continue reading
Once, climbing among the granite crags of Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, I met a Brazilian climber who described climbing in Continue reading
Cuando se escucha la palabra ‘arquitectura’, se vienen a la mente los grandes monumentos como la catedral de Notre Dame, Continue reading
When we talk about informality, or informal settlements, we almost always focus on places where that informality is the status quo. But, the more one looks, the more one sees how informality and formality are constantly intersecting and feeding off of each other. This is the first in a series of posts exploring the intersections of formality and informality, and is focused on insertions.
A year ago, as part of a design studio course in the Universidad Simón Bolívar I had the opportunity to Continue reading
Dear FAVELissues readers, After a competitive application process, we are excited to welcome 4 new writers on board! Here is a quick Continue reading