CAFxKADK: Alfredo Brillembourg: Upgrading strategies for informal settlements

17:30 - 19:00
Auditorium 2
Philip de Langes Allé 10
1435 København K

KADK, The School of Architecture, and the Copenhagen Architecture Festival invites you to the CAF x KADK lecture series presented by prominent contemporary architects, filmmakers, and artists from a variety of generations and continents. The presenters will engage with problems concerning architecture and urbanization, each in their own way, influencing the architecture profession and the arts in 2019. 

Join us for these lectures to learn more about what is happening in the field of architecture around the world and participate in discussions about how international agendas and approaches relate to the situation in Denmark. All lectures are free – just show up!

Alfredo Brillembourg: Upgrading strategies for informal settlements
What will happen when architects begin to engage in the world’s slums?

Alfredo Brillembourg has been called a rebellious architect. As part of Urban Think Tank, he is concerned with architects building for everyone. An almost unbelievably large percentage of the world’s population lives in makeshift self-built houses in areas that are commonly referred to as ‘informal settlements’ or ‘slums.’ What will architecture and urbanism look like when architects truly get involved in these often overlooked areas of inhabitation? For the American-Venezuelan, Brillembourg it all began with his involvement in ‘the squatter skyscraper’ of Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela. To him it is not a matter of citizen involvement; it is a matter of architects of all nationalities getting involved! It always begins with the will for auto-construction. This is where sustainability and optimism begin!

Niels Grønbæk, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture’s Department of Architecture and Art, Political Architecture : Critical Sustainability will welcome Alfredo Brillembourg.