Da casa moderna à habitação como mercadoria. Colômbia, 1942-1991

Translated title of the contribution: House modern housing as a commodity. Colombia, 1942-1991

Juan José Cuervo Calle

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This text takes a general overview to the social housing in Colombia in between the years of 1940 to 1991, a temporary stage that evidences two important moments. The first one, where the housing is strongly influenced by modern architecture movement, the consolidation of state institutions, and the contribution made by the international missions: father Lebret participation, the economist Lauchlin Currie, and the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA). A second moment that illustrates the framework that modern house had in Colombia as commodity as a consequence of the State's economic development strategy that was planned throughout a concentration of resources in the financing, production, and construction of social housing in order to get the country out of crisis typecasting the house in the field of capital accumulation.

Translated title of the contributionHouse modern housing as a commodity. Colombia, 1942-1991
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)179-212
Number of pages34
JournalAmerica Latina en la Historia Economica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Housing as a commodity
  • International missions
  • Modernity
  • Social housing


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