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Architecture Acts Too! Protests and Proposals for Housing in Brazil

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

This visual essay explores how architecture can become a site, subject, and agent of cultural protest when it is reclaimed by contemporary urban movements. Numer-ous urban movements have formed in Brazil and across Latin America to counter-act pervasive social injustices related to housing access, women rights, racial in-equality, and poverty. Gathering hundreds of thousands of low-income families, homeless movements are among Brazil’s most radical and emblematic grassroots movements, occupying numerous vacant buildings and obsolete terrains. How, then, are such movements capitalising on the agency of architecture to protest perceived injustices while simultaneously demonstrating alternative proposals?
Journal: Anthropological Notebooks
ISSN: 1408-032X
Issue: 1
Volume: 26
Pages: 167 - 181
Publication year:2020
BOF-publication weight:0.1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education