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.
Last Saturday was the first of a series of events aiming to explore the possibilities on integrate the informal settlements Continue reading
Recently, at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas we have had two different experiences in the Architectural Design Studio, using the Continue reading
I am reading a really interesting book by Gordon Douglas: “The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism .“ Continue reading
Post by Silvia Soonets Few weeks ago I was invited, along with other professionals with experience in informal settlements, young Continue reading
Remember that quote, attributed to Winston Churchill, that any architecture student has probably heard a gajillion times? “We shape our Continue reading