“SUBALTERN URBANISM?”

Workshop with Professor Anupama Rao (Barnard College, Columbia University) & OfficeUS Housing Public Good research group

dharaviSRS1Photo: Rehabilitation project in Dharavi

Saturday, July 26th, 4-6PM (Venice, Italy)

Please join us at the US Pavilion or through Glip Video and Google Hangouts  

 

“Subaltern Urbanism?” will examine contemporary discourses and strategies around housing projects in a global context. We will touch on experimental self-building and self-funding initiatives; the role of the state in conditions of deregulated and informalized development; the privatized planning processes and financial speculations associated with these trends… What prototypes of “citizenship” do different housing models enact and (re)produce? What is the role of architecture –and architects– within these processes?

 

In preparation for the workshop, please read the following materials:

http://www.airoots.org/2013/03/speculation/

http://urbz.net/shivajinagarhomegrown/

https://drive.google.com/a/storefrontnews.org/file/d/0B_TGlMMFVXQmQW9TOEd0N25ocE0/edit?usp=sharing

http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2013/08/21/the_housing_act.html

http://housing-act.com/en

 

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