River Culture in Cali
Our project River Culture In Cali proposes strategies to counter cycles of injustice and build community capacities with productive urban waterscapes. By bringing equitable access at strategic locations along the Cauca River, we challenge the land use of the thirty-meter setback to strengthen communal land rights for Afro-Colombians living in the river lands and reward care for critical ecosystems. By connecting existing waters, we propose retrofitting strategies for housing for future climate adaptation and weaving social, ecological, and hydrological systems within the existing urban fabric. The project proposes a scalable, resilient framework for communities to expand river culture in Cali.