Micro-regeneration of Public Space in Marginal Areas: Comparing Processes in Guatemala and Peru

Francesca Giofrè, Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano

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Abstract

The article reviews and compares two cases of participative design processes in Central and South America neighbourhoods: Mixco (Guatemala) and Alto Peru, Chorrillos (Peru). Both processes aim for a micro-regeneration in public open spaces, involving students, faculties, local communities and other stakeholders, through data analysis, interviews, surveys and visits. The existing public spaces created without planning and intervention of professional architects, and not following official regulations have become realms for social life. They need particular attention for achieving social equity and inclusion. Pedagogically, participatory design increases the relevance of teaching experiences in architecture schools worldwide, but it shows some limits.

Translated title of the contributionMicro-regeneration of Public Space in Marginal Areas: Comparing Processes in Guatemala and Peru
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalTECHNE
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Architectural pedagogy
  • Design
  • Marginal area
  • Participatory process
  • Public open space

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