Autobarrios / Self Made Neigborhoods


Autobarrios – Self-made-neighborhoods- is a project that stimulates our collective imagination, our autonomy and our ability to deal with our daily networks and the surrounding environment.

It creates strategies to practice more “neighborhood” through the enhancement of local resources and applied creativityAutobarrios is a tool to facilitate the construction of a community urban development initiative, by creating a network of people and resources that shape this initiative.



The project reflects on the scale of the neighborhood and the current state of its essence, which, we understand, is based on relationships, daily life and identity.

Autobarrios is a contextual tool designed to grow in different neighborhoods taking into account their own particularities. It relies on outreach work and creative practices to transform the existing social and spatial relationships into a dense and culturally diverse metropolis.

¡Reinvent your neighborhood!



esquema estrategias Dossier aB

> Applied Creativity

The project believes in applied creativity as a great tool for community development. The goal is not only to build something useful but activate the creative potential and catapult the imagination of the participants as citizens, builders and users.

> Revaluation of local resources

Autobarrios is an example of city building shared between different professional areas and citizens. In this sense, one of the key project is coordinating a networking between all possible actors that can, from different areas, shape, enrich and enable the smooth running of the project.

> Networking

Coordination and addition of skills and collective knowledge creation are a powerful tool to perform community initiatives and ensure their implementation.

esquema trabajo en red Dossier aB



Autobarrios SanCristóbal
in process from January 2012.