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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
sökandet efter differentierade rum (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The aim is to explore indigenous life situation and by identifying problems in service and infrastructure,health and social aspects provide suggestions on how the current situation can be improved.The goal is to provide a proposal for a plan for a new community with homes that are adapted to theindigenous people’s needs and unique tradition. The plan is part of the modernization taking place inChiapas but where indigenous traditions and culture are preserved and taken advantage of. How wouldthe housing and community planning look like? What can you learn from indigenous practices to takecare of our nature and self‐sufficiency? What type of modernization from the West is important andhow to combine tradition and modernity?A number of new housing for the relocation of indigenous people has been built. These neighborhoodshave received much criticism. Santiago el Pinar is an example. The indigenous were moved to minimalhouses built on stilts in a dry hillside without vegetation. There is absolutely no land to cultivate, thefloors are made of wood which makes it impossible to cook on the floor the traditional way and thereare no natural meeting places. The new housing is absolutely not linked to the people's needs andbackground.In the autonomous communities where indigenous people live today, there is a great opportunity tofurther develop sustainable agriculture because these communities opposes neoliberalism, capitalisttrade and multinational control. At the same time they develop an autonomous system for training andregional reinforcement. There are efforts to strengthen the culture of origin and the knowledge ofhealth, education and traditional agriculture. In The housing program which the state built the residents'life is based on consumption, and they depend on the state apparatus. Food could previously beobtained relatively easily at low or no cost. In The "rural town", people must, in contrast to past lives inthe countryside, buy everything.Important in this project is to find and exploit opportunities in indigenous society today and strengthenthese but also modernize so that access to services, infrastructure an architecture improves.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet är att undersöka den inhemska livssituationen in Chiapas och genom att identifiera problem i service och infrastruktur, hälso-och sociala aspekter ge förslag på hur den nuvarande situationen kan förbättras. målet är att ge ett förslag till en plan för ett nytt samhälle med bostäder som är anpassade till de specifika människornas behov och unika tradition. Planen är en del av moderniseringen sker i Chiapas men där inhemska traditioner och kultur bevaras och tas tillvara. Hur skulle dessa bostäder och en sådan samhällsplanering se ut? Vad kan vi lära av den inhemska befolkningens kunskaper och traditioner?  Vilken typ av modernisering från väst är viktigt och hur kan man kombinera tradition och modernitet? Ett antal nya bostäder för omlokalisering av ursprungsbefolkningen har byggts. Dessa projekt har fått mycket kritik. Santiago el Pinar är ett exempel. En inhemsk grupp flyttades till minimala hus byggda på styltor i en torr sluttning utan vegetation. Där finns  ingen mark att odla, golven av trä  gör det omöjligt att laga mat på traditionellt sätt. Dt finns inga naturliga mötesplatser. Det finns ett behov av nya visioner och alternatriv till den typ av samhälls och urban planering som sker både metoder och förslag. I detta examensarbetet sker detta sökande efter alternativ. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
architecture, urban planning. development, Mexico, Sida, Specificity, diversity, participation, displacement, differential, right to space
Keyword [sv]
mångfald, Arkitektur, utveckling, stadsplanering, boende, sida, specificitet, delaktighet, rätten till rummet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123524OAI: diva2:627045
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Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2013-09-03 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

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