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Episode 12 | Why All Architecture is Social

Giancarlo Mazzanti shares his thoughts on transforming Medellin and how great architecture can bring neighborhoods together.

Episode 12 | Why All Architecture is Social

About El Equipo Mazzanti
Founded by Giancarlo Mazzanti, El Equipo Mazzanti is a Colombian Architecture firm which has risen to international prominence as part of the “Medellin Miracle,” a program and period of extensive urban renewal in Medellin, Colombia. Led by Mayor Sergio Fajardo (2002-2007), the movement saw the city transformed from a violent, segmented past into a model for contemporary urban development.

Behind the Medellin miracle was a simple concept: put the best buildings in the worst neighborhoods, and then tie the city together with culture and infrastructure. Medellin now hosts more than fifty urban and architectural renewal projects characterized by this spirit of rebirth.

El Equipo Mazzanti is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.


Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our sound engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Taryn Turner, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation, for pulling everything together.