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FORMATION OF WALLS

Left Diagram of social segregation

The reality of security is mathematical, based on the probability of different risks and the effectiveness of different countermeasures. However, security is also a feeling based on one psychological reactions to both risks and countermeasures. In recent years, in Brazil, different strategies and interventions, policies and laws, have been adopted by public authorities and citizens for securing private and public spaces in order to cope with crime and the sense of insecurity. The control of accesses through spatial segregation (e.g. gated communities), the installation of cameras, closed-circuit television systems and other devices of crime prevention via environmental design, ad hoc policies and the claim of the “state of emergency� are just some examples that are meant to supposedly increase the perception of safety or diminished social anxiety in relation to crime. Social integration depends on breaking this circle of fear, division and loss of community which in turn depends on mitigating the trap of spatial segregation and on striking a new urban and architectural balance between exclusion and inclusion.

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OF SPACE AND TIME| São Paulo | Brazil | 2016  

TEAM: Goncharenko Iurii & Stefan Amann

OF SPACE AND TIME| São Paulo | Brazil | 2016  

TEAM: Goncharenko Iurii & Stefan Amann

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