Design in the Convívio: Making Space for Landscape in Self-Built Communities
Valentine, Sam E
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CitationValentine, Sam E. 2021. Design in the Convívio: Making Space for Landscape in Self-Built Communities. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
AbstractThis thesis examines the roles in which a landscape architect can operate respectfully within dense, self-constructed communities. Piloting a design process within the context of the “convívio” -- a socially rich but spatially constricted network of communal open space -- demands a focus on the varied lived experiences of urban residents and a responsiveness to their stated needs. In collaboration with the community members of Chapada do Rio Vermelho in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the work comprises remote interviews, auto-photography, and design conversations oriented around three feasible, site-specific landscape interventions. The thesis finds space for the landscape architect and design student to offer their skills as a listener, designer, facilitator, and advocate.
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