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Development Encounters in Buenos Aires’ Affordable Housing, 1964-1973

By Leandro Benmergui, Purchase College-SUNY “To Enter into the Present” was the suggestive title of a 1971 booklet the Buenos Aires city government prepared for new residents of the Ciudad General Belgrano (CGB)—a housing complex of 3024 low-rise single-family homes intended … Continue reading

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Historicizing “Urbanity”: Buenos Aires in the epidemic years

Antonio Carbone, Freie Universität Berlin Scholars in the field of urban studies have been arguing for decades about what exactly the object of their research could be. At a first glance the ‘urban’ appears as a clearly defined field of … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires and the Modern Girl

Cecilia Tossounian, CONICET (Argentina) The modern girl, who emerged during the 1920’s and 1930’s, was a global figure that circulated worldwide through commodity and cultural flows. Born and grown in the city, she was an eminently urban phenomenon. In my study of … Continue reading

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