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OP SLUM INSIDER MATHARE. {Cover title: Slum Insider: Mathare, Nairobi.} Actar Publishers, New York, 2013. Published in association with NO MAD Association, Geneva. Distributed by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 92 pp. (2 foldout) with 104 ills. (88 col.). 21 x 27 cm. ISBN 9781940291086 Bilingual in English and Italian.
This title is out of print. Note: the publisher also assigned ISBN 978-84-15391-34-0 to this title, though that number is not imprinted. Publisher description: Oral narrative that attempts to reveal the complexity of the slum of Mathare, one of the biggest shantytowns in Nairobi. The project of expansion of a street school, the Why Not Junior Academy, and the process of environmental improvement of the surrounding area, where a community agriculture initiative has been set up to replace an unauthorized dump, is the starting point from which to combine experiences and identities from very different disciplines, including architecture, design, agriculture, photography and video. Sao Paulo Calling is a research project sponsored by the Segreteria de Habitacao and coordinated by Stefano Boeri, which from January to June 2012 prompted designers, photographers, NGOs and international research groups to examine the informal settlements of Rome, Nairobi, Medellin, Mumbai, Moscow and Baghdad. For six months, an exhibition analyzed the characteristics, differences and causes of informal settlements, developing six workshops in the field in different favelas of Sao Paulo and organizing size encounters that made Sao Paulo the world capital of the debate on transformation of contemporary cities.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Photography, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 153723
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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