Improvistos in Athens

It was a pleasure having Alba on behalf of IMPROVISTOS in Athens.

Thanks to Sofia Tsiraki ,Alba had the opportunity to present aspects of improvisto’s work in the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.


Alba spoke about Improvisto’s projects, their main project “barrio obra -Revitalization of Mass Housing-and about an important movement of collective groups of architects and other disciplines in Spain that are looking forward to combining and developing social actions, architectural projects and new ways for a co-design and participatory design.


Many questions were raised:

Where these houses empty? What kind of tools do you use? How people react? Is it possible? Why don’t we have social projects in architectural design classes/studios? When we are going to stop drawing big museums and other buildings in the schools of architecture? But isn’t it necessary to learn constructive details?

Alba also asked for similar architectural movements in Athens but what I loved more was her phrase: “University should be pioneer and promote innovative design for/with society.”

Thank you Alba Navarrete & Improvistos!

¡Hasta la próxima!


Keep up the good work

Alba Navarrete Improvistos Exarxeia
Alba Navarrete Improvistos Exarxeia 2015



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