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Appeal for Valparaiso

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The following is a letter sent to our colleagues at ARC-Peace and we have taken the licence to republish it in order to support the appeal.

Dear ARC PEACE colleagues,

I imagine that you are in knowledge of the mega fire that recently affected the city of Valparaíso (Chile), 12-13 of April. In that context the School of Architecture of the Valparaíso University in conjunction with the Department of Architecture of Santa Maria University, decided to head a solidarity rally under the motto "20,000 metal sheets for Valparaíso" consisting in gathering same number of Zinc alum roof sheets to be distributed among 1,000 affected families.

Please note with how little we all can help the thousands of homeless victims! All donors should follow the particulars of the Valparaíso University bank account to send their contributions. Finally, I shall be most grateful if you would kindly pass the word among your contacts.

Thank you on behalf of many homeless that right now face a hard winter time!

Lautaro Ojeda Ledesma, architect (University of Valparaiso)
Doctorate in Land Use and Urbanism (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France)
UNESCO External Surveyor for "Creative City Network"
Adjunct Professor with the School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso
Editor of Márgenes Magazine, University of Valparaiso
Associated Researcher (Institut de Géoarchitecture, France)

Donations for Valparaíso victims in Chile
From 16/04/2014 till 30/05/2014 you may donate via internet through an electronic transfer to:

Beneficiary: Universidad de Valparaiso
Current Account Nº: 5100117705
Bank: Santander Chile
Swift Code: BSCHCLRM

Intermediary Bank: Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
IBAN: ES4200495494852910148818

Note: 1 metal sheet = 10,00 euros (U$S 12,00)


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