“Subaltern Urbanism?” will examine contemporary discourses and strategies around housing projects in a global context. We will touch on experimental self-building and self-funding initiatives; the role of the state in conditions of deregulated and informalized development; the privatized planning processes and financial speculations associated with these trends… What prototypes of “citizenship” do different housing models enact and (re)produce? What is the role of architecture –and architects– within these processes?

“Subaltern Urbanism?” 
In preparation for the workshop, please read the following materials:

  • http://www.airoots.org/2013/03/speculation/
  • http://urbz.net/shivajinagarhomegrown/
  • https://drive.google.com/a/storefrontnews.org/file/d/0B_TGlMMFVXQmQW9TOEd0N25ocE0/edit?usp=sharing
  • http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2013/08/21/the_housing_act.html
  • http://housing-act.com/en