On the 15th November 2014, I will participate in the International Colloquium 74-14 | SAAL and the Architecture#. In this colloquium I will deliver a talk with the title “Freedom to Build? Self-Help and Incremental Growth in the Politics of Housing in Post-Revolutionary Portugal”.
My lecture will be included in the section #Inclusive Architecture, whose scope the organizers define as follows:
[This] “section will reflect on how SAAL came to focus on opportunities for socially enrooting the idea of housing in urban areas with on the right to the city. The process of the residents’ movement in the 1970s in Portugal, particularly involving the SAAL process, represents a rich historical moment in building a more inclusive idea of the city – involving the poorest residents, on one hand, and enabling these communities to have access to building their own idea of the city, on the other. How can we draw parallels with contemporary global reality?”