Feb/08 Lecture
Isadora Hastings & Elis Martinez

Isadora Hastings & Elis Martinez

2022 Urbanism Spring Lecture Series
Tuesday, 8-February 12:30 – 1:45 PM EST

Co-hosted by the City Design & Development Program (CDD), SMArchS Urbanism Program and Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT.

The lectureParticipatory design in social production and management of habitat processes to increase the resilience of rural communities, will be streamed online here. The webcast link includes a section where you can submit questions to the speaker for the Q&A period in real time.

Isadora Hastings & Elis Martinez

Cooperacion Comunitaria

Isadora Hastings has a Master in Architecture from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, since 2010 she is a founding member and director of the organization Cooperacion Comunitaria México AC, which promotes and develops projects aimed to reduce vulnerability and improve the habitability of indigenous communities in Mexico. From 2004-2006, she has participated in the Urban Development Program of Milpa Alta, Mexico, in the Evaluation Study of the impact of housing policies on housing production during the period 1990-2005. Since 2020 she is a full academician of the National Academy of Architecture.

Elis Martínez has a Degree in Latin American Studies from UNAM, Master in Socio-environmental Projects from the University of the Environment (UMA). Through her theoretical and practical training, she has specialized in topics related to the development model and the effects it entails, especially in rural settings. Topics she has researched, in addition to participating in various forums for debate and reflection, such as the Latin American Seminar. Since 2014 she has been collaborating in Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C., where she is currently responsible for Institutional Development, also coordinating the operational team and linking actions with other organizations and groups.