Álvaro Siza Vieira
At certain times, one theme takes precedence over all others, and in architectural practice this is not different. In this sense we could say that the nineties were characterised by a concern with landscape that now seems to have declined, and to have transformed into what is known as the so-called ‘environmental issue.’
My generation came of age in the struggles of the Third World against dictatorships and in favour of democracy, struggles that were intended to reduce inequality and impoverishment and yet obviously did not succeed. The fight for land reforms in the Philippines is a fine example of the contradictions of this process.
Yes, they can feed the world. Mostly of world’s food production reliant on small family farms, what represent the vast majority of agriculture worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. Protecting their farmer’s rights is paramount to the eradication of hunger and ensuring food security and adequate nutrition.
Along with the swift expansion of the sector over recent decades, the map of international tourism has diversified to a huge extent. In this context, the so-called ‘rural tourism’ has become a great opportunity for both visitors—increasingly sophisticated consumers looking for new traveling experiences, and for welcoming communities.