CHANGE BY DESIGN
New spatial imaginations for Los Pinos
This report outlines the findings of a two-week participatory design workshop undertaken by Architecture Sans Frontières-UK (ASF-UK) in the municipalities of Quito and Mejìa, Ecuador, from August 10 to 24, 2013. The workshop explored cross-scale design options for the future regularisation and upgrading of the neighbourhood of Los Pinos. Based on the exploration of residents’ spatial practices and imaginations, the workshop investigated ways in which present and prospective residents of Los Pinos can be meaningfully involved in an integrated design/development process as active agents of change, rather than beneficiaries of top-down visions and spatial solutions.