The Organizing Committee of the 43rd World Habitat Congress IAHS2020, in agreement with the authorities of the city of Cochabamba and the highest Bolivian academic authorities, after the fires that, for more than two months have been burning wide areas of the country, being the area currently affected by an area of 35,000,000,000 m2 (thirty-five […]
“Housing in the Third Millennium between Tradition and Innovation”
16-17-18 and March 19, 2020
Feeling at home, in all ages, has meant possessing and enjoying the internalized things we have, knowing how to move in the dark, recognizing the smells, the paths, and the color of the light that comes from the windows. The house is a set of spaces that preserve our memories and our thoughts and tell us our existence.
One way to feel at home is to visit a forest, in our relationship with the environment, enjoying a walk in the company of the noises and songs of nature: knowing how to move under the shadows of the trees, recognizing the silent presence of animals, the smells, the light that filters from the foliage changing intensity every hour. The forest, part of the environment, is made by elements that preserve the life of our planet, tells us about our past and our future. A universal good that we must learn to respect and protect.
From the houses like the huts or huts of the first civilizations to the Domus of the Roman patricians, from the religious and scientific constructions of the Mesoamerican cultures to the dwellings of the poorest classes of the towns of the medieval lords, from the palaces of the Renaissance period to today’s co-housing, the house has always represented the security, affection and freedom of men, women and their families.