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Q&A: Samuel Bravo on Learning from the World’s Vernacular Architectures
We speak with the 2017 winner of the Wheelwright Prize to learn how he became interested in vernacular architecture, what he thinks about Alejandro Aravena's work, and what he hopes to accomplish with this grant.
The Activist Generation Changes the Face of the Favela
A young tour guide demonstrates the vital culture of his community, a teeming Sao Paulo favela.
How Hong Kong’s Vertical Village Came to Be
An excerpt from the definitive text on the legendary anarchic walled settlement
Why Architects Shouldn’t Fetishize Slums
Projects like Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects and designers, who overlook the terrible living conditions these slums fostered.
Q&A: David Gouverneur on Landscape’s Potential for Serving Informal Settlements
Landscape strategies for informal settlements: creating armatures to shape urban form
Slums are Necessary: The Story Behind the Mark App
From the seeming chaos of Heliopolis a makeshift culture emerges