Envahisseurs, soyez les bienvenus !

Photography : Laurent WEYL    

In Lima, illegal land invasions are the motivating force behind urban development. In the Peruvian megalopolis, slums are not inevitable. As a unique example in the world, the (official) perspective of becoming a land owner one day is encouraging land squatters in their group takeovers. Without fear of being evicted, the invaders are busy providing real town planning, that will be respected, while still developing the economy of their neighbourhood. ( more ...)