Informal, formal and collaborative (IFC) is a DESIS thematic cluster that aims to identify potential ideas for a new generation of services that could be designed from the underserved communities’ perspective.
"Collaborative services in informal settlements. A social innovation case in a pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro"

“Collaborative services in informal settlements. A social innovation case in a pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro”

A paper related to IFC thematic cluster was presented the first Social Frontiers Research Conference. 
“A construir”/Ready to build: self-build instructional guide

“A construir”/Ready to build: self-build instructional guide

Palermo, Colombia / Context: The Caribbean region is an area with a large number of displaced people reported in the last decade. In informal settlements like Villa Clarín, self-builds is the common response for housing problems when displaced from rural or urban formal settlements, most of the time made in...
Collabo Poa initiative: a co-learning space for university design students and Kibera artists

Collabo Poa initiative: a co-learning space for university design students and Kibera artists

M2 Art centre (Kibera) and University of Nairobi / Context: M2 Art centre functions as an innovative space for income generation and cultural activities for young artists in Kibera. University students, who enter into the corporate world, also have little regard for the informal creative economy characterised by projects such as...
IFC Cluster is now on-line!

IFC Cluster is now on-line!

The DESIS Network cluster, Informal, Formal and Collaborative is now on-line.
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