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Urbanisms of remittances, (Re)productive houses in Dispersion
by Husos Architects

This book analyses urbanisms that are financed by remittances, small amounts of money sent by transnational workers to loved ones in their places of origin which, when combined on a global scale, are four and a half times greater than the budget for so-called “official development aid” allocated by wealthy nations. Focusing on the realities of the Colombian diaspora in the Risaralda region, and in dialogue with different strands of feminist and decolonial thought, this study examines the roles played by the design and economic management of dwellings and cities in the current global crisis of care, as well as in the development of new forms of dispossession through real estate operations, debt, and transnational mortgages. At the same time, and from a transnational perspective, it invites the reader to imagine possible alternative urban and architectural scenarios in order to reinvent the sphere of production as well as that of reproduction and care, both in cities in the Global South and those in the North. The book was the winner in 2019 of the ARS LIBRIS award (Fundació Banc Sabalell) and since that year it is part of its permanent collection. Urbanisms of Remittances, written by Camilo García and Diego Barajas, presents a research carried out by Husos (Marta Correal, occupational therapist; Camilo García, architect-urbanist; Diego Barajas, architect-urbanist; and Maria García Isaza, photographer and cultural manager), with the collaboration of Petra Sebova, Natasa Lakkou, Louise Morice, Sergio Reyes and Cristina Jiménez. Translated by Medina Whiteman. Published by Caniche Editorial.

Bio Husos is an architecture and urbanism practice founded in 2003 by Diego Barajas and Camilo Garcia. It is based in Madrid and operates between Spain and Colombia. The work of Husos forms part of permanent collections at the FRAC centre in Orleans, France, and the History Museum of Rotterdam, and was awarded by the Zumtobel Award for Sustainability and Humanity. It has been presented at the Venice Biennale, the Rotterdam Biennale, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Matadero Madrid, the Tápies Foundation, Witte de With Museum in Holland, and PhotoEspaña, among others. Husos book “Urbanisms of Remittances, (Re)Productive Houses in Dispersion” (Caniche Publishers, Madrid, 2017), was awarded with the Fundació Sabadell 2019 prize.

2017, Book + acordeon book + folding model


Title Urbanisms of remittances, (Re)productive houses in Dispersion
Authors Written by Diego Barajas and Camilo García, research by Husos (Marta Correal, occupational therapist; Camilo García, architect-urbanist; Diego Barajas, architect-urbanist; and Maria García Isaza, photographer and cultural manager), with the collaboration of Petra Sebova, Natasa Lakkou, Louise Morice, Sergio Reyes and Cristina Jiménez
Editors Diego Barajas and Camilo García
Publisher Caniche Editorial