Making Contact

How Ollas Populares fed Buenos Aires through a pandemic (encore)

Today’s show tells the story of how locals in Buenos Aires came together to feed each other through a pandemic with community kitchens and how innovative architecture can facilitate communal living and modular food preparation.

We travel to Buenos Aires with reporter Rosina Castillo who immerses us in the culture of a local community arts organization who saw a need in their community and took action during the height of the pandemic. La Casona de Humahuaca transformed their operations to host ollas populares (community kitchens) to help support their community and make it through the toughest parts of COVID together, all the while learning more about their organization and purpose in the community.

We follow that with a conversation with Belen Desmaison, an architect and urbanist who discusses the building of an innovative communal living space with modular food preparation areas in Lima, Peru.



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