HDM 28: Can Designers Improve Life in Non-Formal Cities?
America’s design culture has shifted toward efforts to improve social and environmental conditions. Helping the disadvantaged entails risks of top-down power relationships and the ignorance of outsiders. To avoid this, designers in this issue have worked at small scales in collaboration with the people affected by their projects.
The need for attention to the urban poor is increasing drastically with both relentless Third World urbanization and a lack of adequate land and housing for the one-billion additional slum dwellers projected to exist by 2020.
The Informal Geographies of Rio de Janeiro (pdf)
Teresa Pires do Rio Caldeira and James Holston
Urban Peripheries, Invention, and Citizenship
David Gouverneur and Oscar Grauer
Fostering the Integration of Formal and Informal Settlements
Equalizing Mobility: TransMilenio Bus System: Cictorutas and Ciclovia: Alameda El Porvenir; Usme: City of Bogotá
Designing Process: Flavio Janches and Max Rohm
Urban Acupuncture: Urban Think Tank
Lake Ecologies: El Caracol: José Castillo, Architecture 911
Enrique Martin-Moreno C.
It Takes Three: The “People,” Businessmen, and Government Officials
To Use Mexico City’s Left-Over Spaces for Social Inclusion
RIO DE JANEIRO
Making History: The Favela Bairro Program and More
Maria Lúcia (Lu) Peterson
Interventions for the Socio-Urban Integration of the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro
Dirty Water: The Guarapiranga Water Reservoir, Parque Amelia, Watery Voids: MMBB
Border Crossings: Estudio Teddy Cruz
The Solution is Not Architectural
Housing Problems of the Poor in Tijuana
Kibera Public Space Project by Kounkuey Design Initiative
Co-Designing Productive Parks with the Poorest of Kibera, Kenya
GSD Graduates Help a Nairobi Community
The Return of the Symbolic Repressed (pdf)
Peripatetic Invisibility, or, Not Enough Ado about Nothing: ICA/Boston
Director Medvedow, PUT BACK THAT SCREEN!!!: ICA/Boston
Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson
Instant Cities, Instant Architecture, and Incremental Metropolitanism (pdf)
Matthew J. Kiefer
The Social Functions of NIMBYism
Beyond the ADA (pdf)
ON SUSTAINABILITY AND DESIGN
The Machine as the Garden
The New Harvard Campus in Allston; Sustainability and Its Effects on Design (pdf)
review by Timothy Hyde
The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture; Written into the void: selected writings, 1990-2004; Eisenman Inside Out: Selected Writings; Tracing Eisenman: Peter Eisenman Complete Work; Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques
by Peter Eisenman
review by Dan Willis
The Culture of Building
by Howard Davis (pdf)
review by Joan Ockman
Bauhaus Culture: From Weimar to the Cold War
by Kathleen James-Chakraborty (pdf)
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