Mike Davis's New Book About The World's Slums
Inspired this page of collected architectural photos & links.
It is hoped this inspires arch-activists to attempt improvements.
How can new techniques and technologies help lift humanity up,
Instead of destroying and degrading humanity down even further?
Every Country has enormous slums, each with a special characters, styles, sensations,
building materials and "Slumtectures" evolved out of the historical, political, war,
cultural and religious heritages and complex environmental, financial & disaster conditions.
From native thatched villages, dab-wattle shacks and poled roofed adobe,
they evolved into vast tenttowns, shantytowns, tintowns,
rivertowns of amazing complexity, intensity and density.
They climbed out of the mud and debris of the last millenium,
the destruction of hundreds of wars, the dumps of discarded civilization
to soar high above their mother cities, to surround their corporate cores,
to engulf the environment in suffering humanity beyond comprehension.
The Meek HAVE Inherited The Earth!
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