The Taller Libre de Proyecto Social was born in 2002 as a result of an initiative taken by the student centre of the faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. It has been an active workshop for 10 years now and brings together within it lecturers, research workers, graduates and students committed to working in close contact with the city and its communities. The Taller seeks to encourage students and professionals from the world of architecture, urban planning and design to pay more attention to social issues and to acquiring greater capacity to respond to them, by increasing awareness of the social and professional role played by lecturers and students. It develops activities and projects in the field exploring and experimenting with possible forms of interaction between universities and communities.
Keywords: Buenos Aires; fieldwork experience; social commitment