Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:35

Torre David: evictions

Last week, the Venezuelan government began evicting the residents of Torre David – a 45-storey vertical slum in central Caracas that is home to more 3,000 people. We asked Daniel Schwartz of Urban-Think Tank, who recently made a film about the tower, about the reasons behind the move

Published in Comment
Friday, 27 June 2014 15:30

Torre David: Gran Horizonte

Photographer Iwan Baan spent six years documenting the lives of the 750 families who squat an abandoned 45-storey tower in Caracas, Venezuela, now a vertical slum

Published in GALLERY

A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?

Published in Review
Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:36

Urban Think Tank's Caracas Cable-Car

The ghetto of San Agustin spreads across
a mountainside in the centre of Caracas – a typical slum, or barrio as they say in Venezuela.

Published in Features
Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:14

Manifesto #44 Urban Think Tank | Architect

Manifesto #44 with architects Urban Think Tank in Caracas.

Published in MANIFESTOS