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.
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