Why Architects Must Do More to Improve Housing for the Future City by @futurecapetown

“This is not enough, we are not doing enough to diversify living conditions in our cities.” A view of Wednesday 13 May evening from Claire du Trevou, a Young Urbanist, about the the public lecture: ‘Housing and Educating the future’, hosted by Future Cape Town, and Young Urbanists members. An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future , bought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts. The projects they shared moves away from the glossy architecture we are fed daily, and grapples with the complex conditions that urban peripheries tend to present. The resulting interventions insisting that everyone deserves good design. Luyanda Mpahlwa, of Design Space Africa and Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban Think Tank shared the platform, and while their work happens largely on different continents, their methodo...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1076146

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