Haiti, community identity, library, education
Architecture | Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Urban Studies and Planning
The identity associate with the inhabitants of the "Bidonvilles" of Haiti is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of "pride of place," enticing interaction through the direction connection to culture.
Coles, Sebastien, "[re]Formulating the Informal" (2009). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 30.