MSD at HOME with Lacol, Cristina Gamboa MASDEVALL

MSD at HOME with Lacol, Cristina Gamboa MASDEVALL

Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

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Infrastructures for sustainable living: modes of housing

The lecture will describe the relation between the development process of LaBorda, the first housing cooperative built in Barcelona, and its architectural definition. Once the property is at stake and the focus is on use, the requests for the architecture change. In the case of La Borda, the housing need motivation was also challenged by the transition towards sustainability, in the broadest way possible: political, social, economic and environmental. Also, how this experience had become a pioneer project for the municipality, and cooperative housing model has been introduced in the housing plan of Barcelona.


Lacol, Cristina Gamboa Masdevall, architect and co-founder.

Lacol is a cooperative of architects based in Barcelona, that works from architecture toward social transformation, using architecture as a tool to intervene critically in the environments that are closest to us. We believe that the way to transform the city is through the active participation and purposeful action of the people who live in it. Our approach to practice is related to participation (participatory process), bottom-up urbanism, housing policies, architecture and construction, scenography, illustration, etc.


Presentation and Q+A

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Time: 18:00 - 19:30pm AEST* Melbourne (UTC +10)

Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Event link: Once you have registered for the event, you will be sent the event link 2 days before the event and then again 2 hours before the event begins

* Singapore: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 16:00 – 17:30; SGT
* Dubai: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 12:00 – 07:30; GST
* London: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 09:00 – 10:30; BST
* NYC: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 04:00 – 05:30; EDT
* Los Angeles: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 01:00 – 02:30; PDT

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