Co-production and public space

Perspectives and Experiencies from Latin American Informal Neighbourhoods

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Every major latin american city contains settlements that have burst upon on their own, informally and unplanned, in rather challenging socioeconomical circumstances, and yet hold high cohesion between its inhabitants. How have they adapted? What strategies should we embrace to strengthen bonds between people and place? What are the historical, current, invisible adversities that ought to be overcome?

We explore the situation of a handful of Latin American cities (in Ecuador, Colombia, Perú) and review solutions that have been found on each: propagating mingas and covites, redefining their relationship with nature, co-producing their own solutions. At the same time, we dwell into the conceptual framework that this three-volume ouvre is based upon: that is, that solutions should come from the neighbourhood itself; that any rushed, standarized intervention risks spoiling relationships that are stronger that they may seem, and that fostering encounters, collectivity and social interaction do lead to more resilient communities.

* English only

Ficha Técnica

149 páginas

Lanzamiento: Aug 2022

ISBN: 978-9978-14-489-3


Xavier Méndez Abad

Daniel Orellana

Félix Chunga

Yves Schoonjans

Antonio di Campli

Stella Schroeder

María Fernanda Ordóñez

Hans Leinfelder

Elisa Silva

Gabriel Visconti

Moritz Ahlert

Maximillian Becker

Mónica Rivera

Mariana Alegre

Palabras Clave

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  • Cities Made by Citizens: Informal Strategies of Public Space Production and Experiences from Piura, Peru

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  • Articulating Nature and Re-appropriations in Public Space. Insights from the Estero Salado’s Waterfront

    Xavier Méndez Abad, Yves Schoonjans, María Fernanda Ordóñez, Hans Leinfelder
  • Real-ize the Integration of Cities Through Drawing

    Elisa Silva
  • Open urbanism. Spatial Co-production and Urban Forces

    Gabriel Visconti
  • Urban Coding Strategies for the Informal Neighborhood of Moravia, Medellín

    Moritz Ahlert, Maximillian Becker
  • Collaborative Design and co-production of Public Space and Water Infrastructure in the Informal Neighbourhoods of Huamanga, Ayacucho

    Mónica Rivera
  • Citizen Urbanism as a Tool to Promote Equity in Access to Public Spaces: the Peruvian Experience

    Mariana Alegre