First Colloquium on Community Architecture in Colombia

On October 25th and 26th, architecture students, architects and community members came together in Bogota to share experiences and learn from the projects they had co-created in order to transform the built environment in cities of the global south.

The architecture collectives and the community members that attended this colloquium have collaborated in the design and development of architectural projects with undeserved communities in cities of Colombia, India and Venezuela. This event was a forum for them to share their experiences and to reflect collectively on the methods, implications and impact of their work.

The colloquium was organized by Urbz Colombia, C-Innova, the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Iliad Lab at the University of Illinois, with the sypport of the Colombian Architect Society (SCA) and the Universidad Piloto de Colombia.

The event took place in the SCA local headquarters in Bogota and in the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, featuring international and national guests.

Pedro Reynolds Cuellar – Massachussets Institute of technology (MIT)Ana López Ortego – Arquitectura Expandida, Laura Sanabria – Observaorio Urbano de la Universidad de La Salle, Miguel Zambrano – Proyecto Escape en Altos de Cazucá, Hector Álvarez – Mesa – Cerros Orientales, Experiencia de Eco-barrios en Bogotá, Sebastián Trujillo – Chaal Chaal Agency, Walter López Borbón – Proyeccion Social de la Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Iván Murcia Sánchez – Huertopía, Carlos Medellín – Fundación H-orizontal del Equipo Mazzanti, Aaron Brakke – ILIAD Lab, Luca Bullaro – Transepto, Universidad Nacional de Medellín, Iván Mauricio Eraso – Proyecto Eco-Habitat, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Janet Castañeda Campos – Comunidades en Movimiento, Bosa, Andres Sanchez – URBZ Colombia, Daniela Romero – Fase Medusa, Belkis Campos – URBZ, Experiencia Petare en Venezuela, Alejandra Villamil – C-innova, Esteban Solarte – Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano