A book on conflictive urban processes
Paraformal is a book of texts, essays and fieldworks, created collectively around the urban and environmental transformations of Buenos Aires and other cities around the year 2010, at the same moment in which the urban imposed itself as human habitat co-fusing with the rest of the planetary systems. The backside of this sublime scale is the microscale in which the simpler, but progressively transforming, operations of groups and individuals are put in motion to overcome poverty and hard political, technical and economic asymmetry of the city.
An initiative of the Cultural Center for Spain in Buenos Aires (CCEBA), GPA + m7red, Bisman Ediciones and Imagen HB and the network of university professorships that worked in this research project. Paraformal is an essay on urban controversial situations that reunites the work of diverse actors around conflictive situations and urban and environmental transformations.
GPA group, through workshops, interviews, debate roundtables and studies on the matter, compiled the content formulated by territorial organizations, academic and cultural institutions, university students, experts and researchers, to articulate them in this edition. Content coordination: GPA (Gris Público Americano).
(From the book’s back cover)