Document: Architecture of Democracy, Architectural Design, August 1967 – John F C Turner


Architecture of Democracy
Architectural Design, August 1967

This issue of AD responds to the question set by the editors. They
recalled the issue of August 1963 which drew attention to the
architecture-without-architects of the squatter settlements in the developing
countries and which found, contrary to much popular opinion, that these serve a
very positive function for their residents. Now, they ask, what lessons can we
draw fron this which are relevant to the very different situation in which
architects work in the developed nations.

individual articles as pdf:

Cover and Introduction

The Squatter Settlement: An Architecture that Works
    Interior photos Courtesy Raúl Becerra

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about John Turner’s pioneering and influential work on housing in development,
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