Manila, Phillipines, slums, segregation, economic inequality, public space, boundaries, borders, urban design, architecture in society, seams, shopping malls
Manila, Philippines is a city fragmented into slums and upper-class enclaves. The adjacency of their separated development contributes to intensifying class-relations; each side is fearful of the other. Symbolic manifestations of the border are made apparent due to economic inaccessibility, emphasizing social stratiﬁcation. This project is interested in blurring the boundaries maintaining social segregation to enhance public spaces’ quality, specifically through redeveloping the shopping mall.
de Garcia, Patrick, "Entangling Manila’s Seams" (2020). Architecture Thesis Prep. 391.
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