Guerrilla Architecture and Humanitarian Design
Cities of the future will be largely extra-legal. Most will not be planned nor be built on land that is legally owned. They will be realized without the formal input of civic or private agencies. Politicians, policy-makers, planners and civic leaders will have limited impact upon them. Architects and engineers will have even less. This professional marginalization is not due to a lack of expertise, nor is it due to a lack of desire. It is because the frameworks that support these professions are structured in a manner that privileges a pace and structure of interaction that is fundamentally counter with that used to build these future-cities. This chapter proposes an alternative manner of practice, one that is more aligned with the nature of these extra-legal settlements.
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