Utopian Visions for Buenos Aires Shantytowns: Collective Imaginaries of Housing Rights, Upgrading and Eviction (1956-2013)

Date

2017-09-25

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1470-9856 (online)

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Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article explores three utopian visions which have shaped past and present experiences within Buenos Aires shantytowns: those of upgraded shantytowns, of universal housing, and of a city where shantytowns have been eliminated. The article argues that these visions are collective conceptions that entail a socio-political critique which is translated into space and which points to an ideal future. The visions proposed emerge from the examination of historical evidence and are a key conceptual tool for understanding previous and current discussions of shantytowns in Latin America.

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Keywords

Buenos Aires, eradication, shantytowns, social housing,, upgrade

Citation

Massidda, A.L. (2017) Utopian Visions for Buenos Aires Shantytowns: Collective Imaginaries of Housing Rights, Upgrading and Eviction (1956-2013). Bulletin of Latin American Research, 37 (2), pp. 144–159

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Institute of Architecture