Led by the Assemble Studio and El Warcha, the workshop will be developed by and for the homeless community in Porto. The project aims to reconceptualise the common understanding of homelessness, while providing an evolving community resource for the future.
As we move towards a future of economic uncertainty for many, with evictions looming and homelessness on the rise, it is urgent we reconsider how to develop and organise space to meet the needs and desires of those most marginalised by our cities. How do we counter increasing segregation and disparity? How do we learn from and alongside those living on the streets?
Working in close collaboration with designer Olivia Page (UK/PT), the project will explore material ecologies by developing the design to incorporate industrial and bio-based waste.
The project will be built over the course of the first half of the Biennale, enabling a public program building on Saber Comprender’s work recognising peer-to-peer education and valuing the lived-experience of homelessness.