August 1 – 21, 2013
Led by Alejandro de Castro Mazarro and Francisco Diaz, Latin Lab
This workshop explores how economic, social and ecological restrictions can foster alternatives to tabula-rasa building re-developments of consolidated urban areas in Rio de Janeiro. Based on the selection of a site, students propose architectural projects and urban programs that leverage these areas; during the field trip they visit sites, architectural landmarks, perform interviews and discuss their work and ideas with peers from Rio. The workshop’s final output is a publication with strategies identified by the students.