online archive commenting on urban transformation

Tropical Ghosts is a series of site-specific urban interventions and meetings in Polígono Central, Santo Domingo that explores issues of growth, identity and systems of sharing in the tropical communities.

What was once mostly a single-family residential neighborhood, the Polígono Central of Santo Domingo is now considered the city center, densely packed with high-rise housing units, office buildings and shopping malls. The exponential growth of the area has affected the public space and contributed to the loss of the semipublic space, an architectural domestic typology representative of the Tropical Modern Style.


Tropical ghosts has created an investigation and online archive to expand relevant information related to the area, from original plans of the houses and interviews with the inhabitants to designs for the future of the area.
The online archive uses the following media to display and file information :
– video (documentation of current and past situation )
– photography
– sound recordings
–  documentation of neighbourhood meetings
Read more about the above neighbour meeting here
The online archive is aiming to document and display the urban trasformation of the area
 and invites the public and the residents to disscuss, think and engage in the decision making process for the future of their area. During this proccess the online archive is enriched, it becomes a dynamic proccess of documenting information in various formats.
fragment of the online archive documenting the transformation of urban environment
fragment of the online archive informing about the following neighbourhood meeting
fragment of the online archive commenting on the future of the area
fragment of the online archive exploring the urban transformation

Visit the online platform here .

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