Fall 2014

Las Ciudades del Boom: Economic Growth, Urban Life and Architecture in the Latin American City

The research course explores the consequences of the economic growth experienced in Latin America in the past 25 years on the social and spatial organization of cities. We will analyze how the modification of political systems and the parallel neo liberal restructuring of economy have impacted on the production of space. Critical analysis will consider the connections between new phenomena of urban transformation, renewed social articulations and the surge of responses from the design fields. Within the general frame of a contemptuous concept as "Latin America", the research course will explore for local differentiations and particularities.

Instructors: Fabrizio Gallanti