To Buıld Housıng To Buıld Communıty
In this week’s AURA on Saturday Conference* architect and the co-founder of Lacol, Cristina Gamboa Masdevall, will be sharing their works from architecture toward social transformation using architecture as a tool to intervene critically in the environments that are closest to them.
*The conference will be held in English. Attendance is free of charge with a registration at eventbrite.
Lacol is a cooperative of architects who work in the neighborhood of Sants, in Barcelona. They root their activity in a horizontal system of labor, acting alongside society with justice and solidarity in mind.
Lacol believes that the way to transform the city is through the active participation and purposeful action of the people who live in it. They work on topics related to the quality of life of all people who share the city. The architect’s contribution is made within urban movements, as one more piece within this mechanism: helping to translate city-dwelllers’ concerns and putting them to paper; providing criteria for defining objectives and strategies, as well as tools for defining and communicating ideas through graphic design.
Among other things, Lacol encourages debate and discussion regarding the uses and management of urban spaces, models for the city, participation, and the reclamation of heritage.
For further details: www.lacol.coop
*What is AURA on Saturdays [Cumartesi Aurası]?
AURA on Saturdays is a multidisciplinary conference series within the certification program of the Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy. It aims to create an environment of discussion, gathering and exploration in architecture, urbanism, art, technology, literature and philosophy.
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