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M+M | Elisa Silva: Pure Space: Expanding the Public Sphere …

Elisa Silva, Architecture

March 9, 2021 · 5:00 pm7:00 pm EST · Zoom

M+M Program in Media and Modernity

Interlocutor: George Baird, Canadian architect, scholar, and architectural educator.

City making in the Global South has been notoriously characterized for its simultaneous, although differing modes of operation: a formally planned and legal one that meets the needs and buying power of the wealthier part of the population, and an unplanned, illegal one, caused by the unmet demand of the remaining part. As a result, self-built homes and spontaneous settlements have emerged, and represent a large portion of the built environment, albeit a very compromised and unequal one.

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