Structure of Mutual Support by Alexander Eriksson Furunes & Sudarshan Khadka
Mutual support is a mode of self-organisation and collaboration for communities to build resilience and to support each other through adversity or crisis, such as the changing seasons, natural disasters, and armed conflict. It exists in many forms around the world and its principles are rooted in empathy, care, and reciprocity. The Norwegian Dugnad, the Brazilian Mutirão and the Filipino Bayanihan are specific expressions of mutual support systems.
This talk will explore mutual support as a method of architectural praxis that engages issues of resilience, transformation, climate change and structures of power and resistance.