Santiago Cirugeda, urban recipes for a guerilla architecture
Design boom hosts a long and deserved article on Santiago’s work for the re-possession and re-invention of abandoned urban skeletons, bureaucratic loopholes and legal/illegal grey area of intervention, on the occasion of his participation at the 2015 Design Indaba conference in Cape Town.
As Designboom puts it, Santiago works
subverting the traditional bureaucracies involved in the building process, cirugeda questions the values many architects and political powers place on urban development and finds the legal loopholes and forgotten spaces to create functional architecture by the people and for the people.
Watch a documentary on his work by Al Jazeera:
and this is what we like. Teasing the status – quo, changing the rules from inside the architecture practice to make the change last.