Stories of abandonment & appropriation

From abandoned plots and vacant buildings to open-air community cinemas, temporary playgrounds, centers of urban agriculture, self-organized civic centers, and self-curated nomadic art galleries.

Temporary uses in Latin America

This project explores the phenomenon of temporary uses of vacant and abandoned urban spaces as they unfold within the context of Latin America. Delving into online arenas, following several cases, and applying the diverse analytic methods of narrative inquiry, the project aims to explain why and how temporary uses develop in different Latin American cities.

Funded by

This research is funded by Tampere University, Doctoral Programme in Built Environment, and the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).