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The Chicala Observatory

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The London Metropolitan University and the Agostinho Neto University developed an Arquitecture academic study about the mesh of the poor neighborhood Chicala architecture in Luanda, Angola. A hard cover book was published with that study. The subject of the book was about the lives of Luanda's people, but the true is it had never been close to the intimate story of its inhabitants because of its academic nature. We invited locals to participate in the study. But in a different way. The result was overwhelming. Locals layered their life into the hardcover. They took into their hands the architecture study and embroidered their own story over it. Academic and real life languages converged perfectly in a beautiful way.