Costa Rica

Street scene with older single story buildings. A donkey pulling a cart crosses an intersection is coming toward the viewer. A dog in the street watches.
Typical street scene, San José, Costa Rica. June 1951

Currie’s engagement with housing in Latin America began with a housing study in Costa Rica for a U.S. foreign aid agency-the Technical Cooperation Administration (TCA)-and the Costa Rica Government.

The farmhouse and urban shacks were built by their owners. United States aid agencies and partner governments adopted the custom of self-construction for their housing programs in developing countries.