Slum Sessions #13

The secrets behind fire safety explored

26 Feb 2013

At this session we came together to recover from the building days, exchange our experiences and plan new ones. We also invited a fire safety expert who answered our questions and gave advice to amateur builders.


Rob van de Puttelaar is talking about fire safety for the favela - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek during Slum Sessions #13, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a small city within Mediamatic Fabriek. Builders, cooks and other makers have been given the possibility to claim a part of the big industrial hall as their own. They work on their projects autonomously, but like in any other community, materials, space and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tostis from scratch, paper from cow shit, furniture from cardboard, and food from our very own aquaponics farm. And everyone is welcome to contribute. Build this city with us. We' re open every Wednesday and Sunday.