Radical Cities and Activist Architects
Chief Curator of The Design Museum, Justin McGuirk, is also author of Radical Cities a fascinating look at Latin American urbanism and architecture. From Alejandro Aravena’s “1/2 a good house” to the revolutionary housing of Argentina led by social movement, it’s an eye-opening read.
The half-building of homes provides an economic solution to the need for low cost dwellings which can then be finished, extended or developed by inhabitants over time adding both value and a sense of belonging. We like this a lot.