The slum is a place of urban gestation rich in an informal architecture resulting from the involvement of its inhabitants. Understanding this relational fabric, the architectural and urban potential that organizes the slum is a considerable teaching for the designer that I will become.
Architecture tends to reinvent itself and here, it is not a matter of the resident’s participation in the project, but of the architect’s participation, and, or designer’s participation in the design and construction of the slums.
“Mi calle es tu casa” is a project inscribed in La Ensenada, a slum in Lima, Peru, which proposes to the inhabitants a structure of organization of the doorsteps to accompany the uses already present in the street, real place of life.
In partnership with the association on the spot Mano a Mano, my participation as a designer is to transmit methods of construction feasible by everyone, entrust the project to the local population, so that it exists and evolves with each of the inhabitants.