breaking paradigms

A podcast where we talk about global perspectives on spatial planning in practice and theory

Formality & Informality

In this first part of our trilogy on informality within human settlements, we take a look at the definition of informality, the relation to the term slum and the advantages and disadvantages of informality.

What is your opinion on the term informality? How do you define it and have you considered the positive and negative aspects? Leave us a comment on YouTube or on our website breakingparadigms.org.

Stay tuned for our next episode on formalization processes!

We thank our contributors, Genet Alem and Kim Dovey for their input and especially the Informal Urbanism Research Hub of the University of Melbourne for allowing us to use their material in this episode.

Original Video with Ananya Roy: https://youtu.be/Tn0RrDi_7tU

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The podcast “breaking paradigms” is a collaborative effort of Constanze Frech and Sarah Kusché. It focuses on all things spatial planning, especially regarding knowledge transfer and non-european practices and theories. Every 30 minute episode centers around a different topic and should give insights and perspectives on both theory and practice. Our goal is to be educational for those still studying and already in the professional field. We seek to collaborate with experts in their respective field from all continents and build a platform to exchange niche subjects and start a conversation.

Created by Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
With music composed by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Sound design by Dídac Barroso Cascales & Florian Frech
Editing: Constanze Frech
Content & concept: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Content contributors/interview partners: Genet Alem & Kim Dovey
Voice for intro and outro by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Special thanks to Florian Frech for providing his studio and expertise for intro & outro!

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