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Building Up!: Cooperative Urban Reengineering

Building Up!: Cooperative Urban Reengineering

Friday, September 28, 7 PM
Presentation: Building Up!: Cooperative Urban Reengineering, Alejandro Haiek (LAB.PRO.FAB, Venezuela)
 
Award-winning Venezuelan architect Alejandro Haiek co-founded LAB.PRO.FAB (Project and Fabrication Laboratory) in the early 2000s to address social, political, and environmental issues through a collaborative architectural practice.  Working outside official channels in the slums of Caracas, he has initiated bottom-up, community-based projects and built unconventional structures that encourage social diversity, community empowerment, cultural activism, and sustainability.  This presentation will focus on two of LAB.PRO.FAB’s innovative and subversive projects that reimagine relations between public landscapes, post-industrial ecologies, and political networks.