Anticipations: To Anticipate in the Barrio 21-24

By Javier Fernández Castro, Margarita Gutman, Mónica Lacarrieu, Vanina Lekerman, Ariel Misuraca.
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FSOC) and Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU)Universidad de Buenos Aires


This paper explores a possible path to address in a complex way anticipatory proposals in the Barrio 21-24. Its axis are the spatial prefiguration issues, incorporating considerations coming from the social sciences. The name Barrio instead of Villa for overcoming the stigma of poverty, the use of the re-urbanization concept instead of urbanization as recognition and incorporation of knowledge and experiences of traditionally marginalized sectors who are nevertheless legitimate Latin American city builders, and identifying a context of continued growth of slums, are some of the starting points to guide the reading and how to address anticipations procedural manner.
In the passage from the reading stage of the socio-spatial issue to the formulation of a anticipatory proposal or prefiguration, we cross a path of tensions, this is to say of arbitration between seemingly opposing forces that down the road are merged in coherence in synergy, in order of the proposed objectives.
These tensions are first contained herein as comming from the own neighborhood configuration history, of its physical-spatial-environmental configuration, of the past and current public policies that affect its growth dynamics, and even to those brought by project logics themselves.
Projecting works upon historicist reason, on logic reason and also on randomness in search of a justificative body and its conjunction to supporting and contributing to the generation of new meanings.
The explicitation of these tensions and the development of a first approach to the foreshadowing of the Barrio aim here not to serve as a prescriptive guide for the formulation of new strategies to confirm or give alternatives to what has been developed so far.
These searches necessarily involve the review of traditional forms and design thinking, in which the consciousness of its procedural nature and the search for complex orders which integrate social, cultural and economic variables appear as founding new hypotheses.


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