Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1991
This description of Somsook Boonyabancha's work was prepared when Somsook Boonyabancha was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Somsook Boonyabancha, an architect for the public, has found a way to end the universally harmful stalemate between poor slum squatters and owners/developers that characterizes so many southern hemisphere cities.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
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