For the “Craft, Politics, and the Production of Housing” spring studio course, students joined Diane Davis (professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Jose Castillo (UPD design critic and DDes ‘94) to explore Oaxaca, Mexico, in February 2015. The studio course is an interdisciplinary group, with students from Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design. LOEBlogger Margaret Scott, studio teaching assistant, snapped plenty of photographs along the way, cataloging the research while also capturing the history and vibrancy for which Oaxaca is known. Here is her photo essay.
In conjunction with INFONAVIT, the National Workers Housing Institute of Mexico, students focussed their research and proposals on generating new ideas for fostering sustainable urbanism through housing. They will present their final work for review on Monday, May 4, between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm in room 123.