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mathithia maloba


the communal street: building an inclusive public space in bandalungwa


kinshasa, democratic republic of congo

public space, inclusion, frangmenttion, childrem


During this period of globalization, urbanization and rural migration, the public space is increasingly becoming less diverse.

This thesis questions the conditions of social inclusiveness of the outlying urban communities of the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Repuplic of Congo.

The project called “communal treet” is the imagination of an approach for integrating a platform of interaction and social productivity of public space in the suburb of Bandalungwa, Kinshasa. The design process envisions improving the daily life of residents and tourists of Bandalungwa’ suburb by removing barriers and making meeting places useful and attractive.


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