Mo 08 Jun 09 - We 10 Jun 09
Paraisopolis, São Paulo
Testsite for Urban Interventions
In collaboration with the 4th IABR sub-theme Squat, curated by Rainer Hehl and Jörg Stollmann, the Secretary for Social Housing (SEHAB) of the Municipality of São Paulo initiated new projects implementations for one of São Paulo’s inner city favelas. The test site, Paraisopolis, is with its 60.000 inhabitants one of the largest complex of informal settlements in São Paulo. The interventions that have been proposed by 6 different architecture teams from Brazil and abroad should test exemplary strategies and technologies of how informal settlements can be integrated into the official urban fabric.
How can adequate infrastructure be implemented in an auto-constructed dense urban environment? What kind of strategies can be applied for the relocation of inhabitants that live in precarious areas? How can we transform informal settlements into regular neighborhoods while keeping the social networks of its communities intact? How can we find architecture concepts that allow the development of informal organizations in a more sustainable way?
The workshop will take place between June 8th and 10th in São Paulo and the different teams will discuss the questions bringing together architects, officials from the municipality and the inhabitants of Paraisopolis.
The project implementation that will follow will be documented and the work in progress can be seen at the Squat section of the 4th IABR main exhibition in the NAI.