New York City, Brooklyn, modern slums, project housing developments, integration, affordable housing, community
"This thesis focuses on the intense rigidity of government affordable housing and the homogenization of those designs that condemns them to become foreign bodies in the more flexible surrounding urban environment. Mike Davis categorizes these foreign bodies as modern-day slums. Project housing bracketed in the slum category associates it with the condemning qualities of its predecessors. Such developments are dangerous and unhealthy; they become massive sores on the city. How can this be remedied without offering project developments up to the same fate that their predecessors in the 1930's suffered (slum clearance)? "
Douso, Ariana, "Foreign Body Politics: Inflammation of Micro Cities in the Urban Environment" (2007). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 17.