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Social Production of Housing: exercise 01

[Community of Tepetzintan + Comunal]

In 2013 we visited the Tepetzintan community guided by its moral tutor, Eleazar Lomen. During the visit, the residents shared with us that there were two major problems in the community. The first of them was the high degree of overcrowding and housing backwardness. The second was the presence of underutilized natural assets such as bamboo, wood, and stone.
 
The housing project arises as a response to the social, economic and environmental context of the community with the aim of participatively generating a housing model appropriate to the ways of living of the inhabitants. Once the project was defined in conjunction with the community, the exchange of knowledge began.
 
For this process, 5 technical-constructive workshops were facilitated with the two local bamboo species and participatory design workshops to develop the housing exercise in an inclusive manner.
 
The project began its construction in November 2014 and had the community contribution of land, labor (tasks), materials (stone and bamboo) and the participation of young people from the Digital Rural High School No. 186.

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