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INTEGRAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HABITAT

IN GUENDALISAA - IXTEPEC

From the earthquakes that occurred in Chiapas and Oaxaca on September 7 and 23 (2017), the struggle of the Committee for the defense of life and territory of Ixtepec began for the conservation of local ways of living, traditional housing and Zapotec culture in the town of Ixtepec located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.

One year after the earthquakes occurred, the Ixtepecano Committee recognizes that the strategy of reconstruction by the federal government has been unsuccessful because it generated social tension, assistance, loss of traditional housing and habitable spaces extremely inappropriate for the uses, customs and climate of the region.

In this situation, the Ixtepecano Committee and the University of the Earth of Oaxaca, invited us to collaborate with 80 families in the design and construction of a housing model with local materials through our participatory and horizontal methodology.

Location: Ixtepec, Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca
Start date: August 2018
Current status: In process
Authors: Comité Ixtepecano / Unitierra Oaxaca / Comunal
Photographs: Comunal + Onnis Luque

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