Filling urban voids in Tucumán

Tucumán has a shortage of quality public spaces for families with young children. But it also has approximately 1,200 “urban voids”, such as abandoned buildings and plots that have not been built on, that could become such spaces – at least temporarily.

Through a participatory design involving workshops, talks and meetings to build networks among communities, land owners and the local administration, this project will investigate how these spaces can become “self-managing” through the flexible use of “parenting friendly pop-up urban furniture” which has been experimentally designed following research on young children’s psychophysical and social requirements and locally available materials.