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Informal Toolbox: SLUM LAB Paraisópolis Oficina de idéias: urbanização de favela
Published by the Secretaria Municipal de Habitaçã, São Paulo. To be  available shortly. In 2008, the SLUM LAB visited Paraisópolis, a  Brazilian favela in the heart of São Paulo and site of progressive  upgrading efforts by the municipality. The collaboration between these  entities is presented alongside a series of architectural ‘tactics’  conceived to integrate and transform “critical urban areas”, sprawling  tracts of informal housing that support a dynamic social and spatial  life. Part architect’s journal, part field guide, the Informal Toolbox  delves into the promises, perils and possibilities of slum upgrading  while offering a glimpse of the fantastic creativity and manifold  instabilities of life in the favela.
Informal Toolbox/Oficina de Ideias Cover:

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Informal Toolbox: SLUM LAB Paraisópolis
Oficina de idéias: urbanização de favela

Published by the Secretaria Municipal de Habitaçã, São Paulo. To be available shortly. In 2008, the SLUM LAB visited Paraisópolis, a Brazilian favela in the heart of São Paulo and site of progressive upgrading efforts by the municipality. The collaboration between these entities is presented alongside a series of architectural ‘tactics’ conceived to integrate and transform “critical urban areas”, sprawling tracts of informal housing that support a dynamic social and spatial life. Part architect’s journal, part field guide, the Informal Toolbox delves into the promises, perils and possibilities of slum upgrading while offering a glimpse of the fantastic creativity and manifold instabilities of life in the favela.