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On Wednesday, March 12, Studio-X hosted representatives from four different projects developing sustainable housing innovations across Latin America, in a free and open lecture. The presentations were from winners of a competition run and funded by the American Planning Association, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of State, Ashoka Changemakers, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
After sifting through over 200 applications, four projects from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia and Peru were chosen because of their focus on community development, environmental concerns and use of sustainable practices. The presentations were followed by a discussion about how planners and designers can innovate to More >
For original article in Viva Favela click here.
Lack of space has become a chronic problem in Rio’s favelas. It is evident that in the last few years buildings have grown taller. Dribbling the squeeze has become a constant concern. In most cases, there is just one solution: another floor, a Joker for anyone who needs to increase the size of their house, build a new room, or needs new work space. For residents, this is a triumph almost as important as home ownership itself.
Not coincidentally the construction More >
I have always been amazed by solidarity! To me, seeing people getting together to help each other, fight as a group instead of alone and be there for each other is the hope that the world can get better. Even in the presence of pain, disasters and wars, when there is solidarity, there is hope that in future things will improve, some good will come of it all. This feeling, combined with a passion for social causes and Latin America are what led me to Rio de Janeiro to undertake research on mutirão culture in the favelas. Mutirão is quite common More >