Urban Climate Catalyst

This Architectural Thesis written by Veronica Anderson in 2013 explores ecological and social resiliency strategies for slums in Latin America. This illustrated booklet explores a critical and visionary urban design approach to providing fresh water, public health, and educational services to marginalized populations. Informal development is explored as a technique for creating empowerment and emergent … Continue reading Urban Climate Catalyst

Healing Humanity With Elemental Wisdom

This piece contains some intuitive guidance I received from the Earth (Gaia) for healing humanity. It takes the form of elemental wisdom explored in a practical and philosophical approach to healing for humans and humanity using an integral, multiscalar approach. This study first looks at the seen and unseen aspects of healing using each of the four elements, and then using each element as a lens compares healing both on the scale of the human body and the societal body.

Our Current Paradigm, By Design

New kinds of design teams working on global and urban sustainability are challenging the notion that development solutions must come from professionals. Sanadora Collaborativa is one of them, an international collective of experts on architecture, planning, urban development and policy-making that takes an ecofeminist, public-health driven approach to building and uplifting communities to achieve sustainable habits of growth in Latin America by 2030. In this way, communities begin to view themselves as holding the answers to their own problems rather than looking externally for professional help. We focus on building capacity to develop resiliency within indigenous villages, neighborhoods, and cities. Click the image to continue reading.