Architecture meets sanitation – Intervening in community-led sanitation improvemnts in an informal settlement of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Hollmén, Saija
dc.contributor.author Floret, Zita
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T10:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T10:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/18557
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the opportunities for intervening as an architect in the context of community-led sanitation improvements in an informal settlement of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The inquiry is done through a practical experiment consisting in the implementation of a private to semi-private ecological sanitation facility, called “A Pilot toilet”. This implementation is made of different phases, methods and processes that are observed, monitored and reported in this work. Further-more this performance is enhanced and supported by a contextual research on the issues and fac-tors linked with the lack of improved sanitation in informal settlements in cities of the global south, but also by a framework outlined by wicked problems’ theory and the role of the archi-tects/architecture in society. Through this work, I am able to expose a way of doing architecture, through practice, that hope-fully responds to the growing need for more holistic and also more participative or inclusive ap-proaches to wicked problems such as the lack of sanitation in informal settlements. The specific set of skills of architects or planners combined with the local knowledge and needs of communities can result in a change of mindset of society and influence local authorities to pursue not only alternative design and planning approaches but also more sustainable resolutions. en
dc.format.extent 101 + 64
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Architecture meets sanitation – Intervening in community-led sanitation improvemnts in an informal settlement of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword participation in architecture en
dc.subject.keyword spatial agency en
dc.subject.keyword community-led sanitation improvement en
dc.subject.keyword ecological sanitation en
dc.subject.keyword informal settlements en
dc.subject.keyword wicked problems en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201511205116
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Heikkinen, Mikko
dc.programme Arkkitehtuuri fi
dc.location P1 Ark A fi


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