Arquitecturas Colectivas is a massive, open-source network of people & groups interested in the participatory construction of the built environment. Their body of work is collectively immense, as it exists as sort of ‘network of networks.’ The project was founded in 2007, and welcomes professionals, students, individuals and groups. The common thread among the practitioners and their work is a willingness to manipulate the existing fabric of the built environment.
Most projects exhibit a process by where someone, somewhere, thought that some piece of their urban environment needed to be changed. They developed an alternative, and then implemented it.
The platform exists so that participants all over the world can share strategies on how to positively effect change within the built environment. Ideas are discussed and convened, and projects are shared in an open-source environment.