The Informal Urban Communities Initiative | IUCI: The IUCI is a design activism, research and education program based in Seattle, Peru and Nepal. It focuses on the design, implementation and assessment of community-driven interventions in the built environment and places particular emphasis on the integrated, interdisciplinary design of distributed infrastructure and public space. The IUCI aims to improve human and environmental health and well-being, to build the capacity of designers and other professionals to work effectively with marginalized communities and to gather evidence that informs best practices in these contexts.
Update….the IUCI is undergoing a metamorphosis. We will soon merge with Traction, an emergent 501c3 organization. Stay tuned!