The AIA UK final movie of the 2017 movie series is 'Within Formal Cities,' by Brian Gaudio & Abe Drechsler.
The two directors have architecture & urban planning experience in the USA, South America and Europe. They are 2014 graduates of North Carolina State University, USA, and upon graduating, the directors received a grant to travel to 5 cities in South America to study how architects and designers were trying to solve the housing crisis.
This is a film about the role of design in addressing the global housing crisis – no small ambition. "By 2050," the directors argue, "one fourth of the global population will live in informal settlements. Many people will lack adequate housing and infrastructure."
Five South American cities serve as studies: Lima, Santiago, São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, and Bogotá.
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