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100% Favela


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100% Favela by Daniela Fabricius
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An atlas of urban informality, taking the favelas in Brasil as a case study: In Rio de Janeiro over 1 million people live in so-called favelas. Often described as informal, favelas and other unregulated urban conditions have in many cities become the rule, rather than the exception. Informal urbanism is a paradigm that is fast becoming the defining characteristic of 21st century urban life. It organizes not just housing, but also infrastructures, geographies, economies, and politics. But what exactly makes a city informal? How do favelas and informality propose a new model for understanding the contemporary city? 100% Favela brings together, for the first time in translation, Brazil's leading architects, urbanists, photographers, and economists to discuss, map, and interpret the informal city in its myriad forms.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2012
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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