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Helping communities grow through placemaking

Helping communities grow through placemaking
Helping communities grow through placemaking
Helping communities grow through placemaking
Helping communities grow through placemaking
Helping communities grow through placemaking
Helping communities grow through placemaking

The South African government is struggling to keep up with the building of RDP houses within informal settlements as people from the rural areas are moving to urban areas to find more opportunities. The Isandla Institute, a public interest think-tank with a primary focus on fostering just, equitable and democratic urban settlements, approached us to devise a way to educate and communicate to the people living in informal settlements around a more immediate solution – bringing communities together to incrementally upgrade informal settlements.

Understanding the need to speak to both communities and government personal, Infestation used the idea of incremental change to design a folded brochure that with each opening, explained a bit more about the idea of upgrading settlements through community involvement.

The brochure engages the reader one step at a time; breaking down the complex subject matter of “incremental informal settlement upgrading” into one that can be absorbed in bite-sized chucks, making it easier and simpler to understand – which in turn allows for greater and deeper involvement from all parties involved.