Social Production of Housing: exercise 02
[Union of Cooperatives Tosepan Titataniske + Comunal]
Due to the public housing policy that exists in Mexico and the regulations issued by CONAVI in February 2016, where government support to build with traditional construction materials and systems is denied, the first housing exercise was not approved to be replicated by the habitants.
Given this scenario, we decided, together with the Union of Cooperatives Tosepan Titataniske, to carry out a second housing exercise that did not use bamboo structurally so that it could be approved and subsidized.
The project was authorized by the National Housing Commission (CONAVI) in November 2016 and was awarded by the same body with a silver medal in the First National Rural Housing Contest.
The project allowed us to generate a dialogue with CONAVI and establish a work team focused on influencing public policy and recognizing the importance of participatory practices and traditional construction systems.