‘The Evolution of Radical Urbanism’
Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner & Alexis Kalagas
Building Optimism: Public Space in South America
Spanning projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela, Building Optimism: Public Space in South America investigates ways that emerging architects and designers instigate change through design in public space. As cities around the world develop and evolve, planners and designers pay particular renewed attention to the fabric of neighborhoods—how people live and interact. The projects in Building Optimism pay as much attention to creating spaces for participation as they do architectural objects and structures. These architects are opportunistic, spotting possibilities within existing sites and tweaking them, often mixing old and new. What can the rest of the world learn from South America’s optimistic approach to public space?