Images of Research: Innovation for the global good

Occupation: guaranteeing spatial rights

Category: Tackling uncertainty

Inside a disused public building with graffiti on the walls a gig is taking place watched by local people in Sao Paulo

Our research seeks to understand the impact of a networked approach to architecture through studies of social innovation across the world. This particular study in Sao Paulo, Brazil, followed the community occupation of vacant public buildings, demonstrating the power of collective activism in upholding citizens’ rights to the city, whilst also demonstrating alternative models for collective housing in response to the actual needs of citizens.

Entrant: Donagh Horgan , Architecture

Copyright: Donagh Horgan

Funding: Strathclyde SCDT studentship/ BRE Trust


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