Colectivo Warehouse is an architecture and art collective, formed in 2013. Due to the current socioeconomic and political global context, CW develops participatory architecture projects, emphasizing the role of the architect as mediator. We generate initiatives to activate the urban space and promote social interventions among the most neglected communities. The differentiating factor of the collective is the ability to design and build their own projects. The “Hands-on approach” is transversal to the collective practice. The experimentation contaminates the practice trying to avoid ordinary solutions. The group develops many collaborative projects because we believe that through co-creation and multidisciplinarity it is likely to achieve better results. When we tutor construction workshops the design is deliberately open to promote the involvement of the participants. This openness is associated with an ethical position of equality, based on the concept of Horizontal Learning.
Sebnem Soher talked with Sebastiao de Botton from Colectivo Warehouse on co-creating, self-critique and the afterlife of spaces.