091_Retroactive Tools: Communal Updates for Domestic Takeovers

Retroactive Tools leverages the growing and transformative power of non-regulated collective action and bottom-up initiatives to subvert the current real estate logics and envision alternative futures for our domestic aggregations.

However, with 75% of the housing of tomorrow being already built today, the project also draws attention to the need for adapting our current models to the social challenges to come, reflecting on the (political) role of architects in facilitating processes of self-determination and co-production of space.
 

Year: 2020 /  Type: Speculative Proposal

This proposal have evolved into an essay published in UrbanNext under the title Meet Your Neighbors (Again). Spatial Simulations for Domestic Revolts (2021) and an article published in PLOT Magazine under the title Rebeliones Cotidianas. Herramientas Retroactivas para un Reseteo Comunal (2021). You can read the essay here.

Meet Your Neighbors (Again)  has been selected to participate in the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2022 as part of The Neighborhood Index, a catalogue of neighborhood projects, practices and perspectives from all around the world. See the entry here.