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Supersudaca

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Supersudaca also written Supersudaka with a k is an international think tank of architecture and urban research consisting of 11 members from Ukraine, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. In an almost stubborn way Supersudaca refuses to believe that the only space left for architects in Latinamerica is to build villas for rich people (though it does not discard that option altogether!).

The group formed in 2001 in Rotterdam where one of its founders the Chilean architect Juan Pablo Corvalan studied at the Berlage Institute. One of the group's main driving mottos has been to connect the usually disconnected Latinamerica architectural arena with projects directly related to the public perception such as recreation spaces, public spaces, installations etc in various locations such as Caracas, Lima, Tokyo, Talca, Buenos Aires. Supersudaca continuously uses the workshop format with students from various universities worldwide to launch campaigns for such projects. Besides direct actions Supersudaca has two ongoing (award winning) research projects, one related to experimental social housing in Lima and another about the impacts of tourism in the Caribbean.

More recently Supersudaca also started to practice directly architectural ideas and won the international competition of 'vanguard' social housing in Ceuta, Spain with 170 houses. Supersudaca has received various kinds of funding and grants, above all from Dutch foundations such as The Prince Claus Funds and the Stimulering Funds for Architecture.

South America,
ben, February 29th, 2012