"Arquitectura libre is a long-term project on the self-built environment. It
focuses primarily on the architecture of remittances; the fantastical houses
being built by financing from Mexican immigrants in the US who send money home.
Arquitectura libre explores the idea of a home more as symbol than as function.
Approaching the theme of migration through its architecture opens up a somewhat
unique perspective on a much-reported subject. It poses questions of not only
displacement but of replacement, wherein these homes symbolically “replace” the
migrant in the most visible of ways.
Arquitectura libre is a story of displacement, replacement, identity, culture,
classism, racism, education, perseverance – and mistakes.
Arquitectura libre is a celebration of architecture that transcends convention
and bears witness to dreams."
Via Kevin Kelly at Recomendo:
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*** Xanni ***
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