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The Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Willem Salet, Camila D'Ottaviano, Stan Majoor, and Daniel Bossuyt


Comparing self-build experiences in city-regions over three continents, this book spans gigantic local differences. In order to make sense of comparison, a strict selection of paradigm is made to focus the analysis in all cases on the same relationships. The paradigm combines critical economic theory (coined by David Harvey) and cultural institutional analysis (inspired by Henri Lefebvre) in order to focus on the struggle between material and immaterial forces underlying the local performances. The analysis focuses both on the micro level performances and at the trans scalar social and politic ... More

Keywords: Right to City, Self-building, Participation, Spatial Displacement, Moral Ownership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447348429
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Willem Salet, editor
University of Amsterdam

Camila D'Ottaviano, editor
University of São Paulo

Stan Majoor, editor
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

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1 Introduction: Self-building as a right to the city

Willem Salet, Camila D’Ottaviano, Stan Majoor and Daniël Bossuyt

Part I The changing décor of governance

PART II Changing housing regimes

5 My House, My Life Programme – Entities: two self-management experiences in the city of São Paulo

Camila D’Ottaviano, Adelcke Rossetto Netto, Cecília Andrade Fiúza, Flávia Massimetti and Juliana do Amaral Costa Lima

6 The Solano Trindade housing occupation as an urban self-management project in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro

Luciana Corrêa do Lago, Fernanda Petrus and Irene de Queiroz e Mello

7 Self-management and the production of habitat: a case study of the Alianza Solidaria Housing Cooperative in Quito

Hernán Espinoza Riera, Andrés Cevallos Serrano, Bernardo Rosero, Irina Godoy and Janaina Marx

13 Conclusion: The normalisation of moral ownership

Willem Salet, Camila D’Ottaviano, Stan Majoor and Daniël Bossuyt

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