Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022): Co-evolution
Thematical section (Current series)

Co-naturing informality in Chile

Carlotta Olivari
Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London
Margherita Pasquali
DICAM, University of Trento

Published 2023-02-23


  • Nature,
  • Process,
  • Landscape,
  • Ecology,
  • Chile,
  • Masterplan
  • ...More

How to Cite

Olivari, C., & Pasquali, M. (2023). Co-naturing informality in Chile. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 20(2), 204–215. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-13336


Inspired by Donna Haraway’s concept of Making Kind, the investigation of the relationships between different objects of nature and non-nature subjected to today’s climate change is born. Looking today at the transformations of the planet, Chile represents an exemplary case study. Within its particular geomorphological condition, it is impossible to exclude the continuous evolution separating humans from other living species. This integration is the rise of campamentos, Chilean informal settlements. This contribution investigates the natural processes and informality in Chile through the lens of Landscape ecology. Specifically, it analyses the symbiotic relationship between the informal development and the morphological conformation of the natural Chilean context, with the consequent intersection of the inhabited space and the natural one.


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