Read More

Print

University of Virginia

October 1, 2018

SAO PAULO: A RADICAL EVOLUTION [SYMPOSIUM]

PRESS RELEASE

No other city in the world has as great a concentration of inner-city post-industrial land as that of São Paulo. This unique urban situation demands attention and rewards analysis. 

São Paulo: A Radical Evolution Symposium brings together a number of internationally renowned scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and urban governance to reflect on São Paulo. The discussion will focus on the city’s river systems, primarily the Tietê River, and the re-integration of its adjacent post-industrial land into the life of the city. Furthermore, the panelists will deliberate on the design procedures that can transform post-industrial land into vibrant mixed-use inner-city districts. 

Supported by the Haddad Foundation, the event marks the launch of São Paulo: A Graphic Biography (University of Texas Press, 2018), the first comprehensive study of the city’s evolution, by Felipe Correa, Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia. 

Comparative in scope, the symposium opens a dialogue between world renowned international experts who have developed extensive research and complex projects in equivalent metropolitan areas across the globe, and Brazilian urbanists who have deep knowledge of the lessons and challenges —current and historic— present in São Paulo. Organized in three interrelated topics based on chapters and themes from the book, panelists and respondents will open conversations on the exchange of urban concepts and technical expertise across disciplines, continents and cultures, and how these relate specifically to São Paulo.

Hosted by Insper and organized by the University of Virginia School of Architecture, along with the South America Project and Harvard University’s Brazil Office, the event opens an important space for discussions between design and governance, placing São Paulo in the context of global design practices. 


WHAT: SAO PAULO: A RADICAL EVOLUTION [SYMPOSIUM]  

WHEN: NOVEMBER 27, 2018 @ 9am

WHERE: INSPER AUDITORIUM [300 Quatá Street, Vila Olímpia - São Paulo/SP - Brazil]


CO-CONVENED BY: FELIPE CORREA AND SOL CAMACHO  

SPONSORED BY: THE HADDAD FOUNDATION  


[FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]

Registration required. Please RSVP: saopaulo@somatic-collaborative.com

Press inquiries: saopaulo@somatic-collaborative.com; @aschool_uva; @felipecorrea_sc


SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS

- Renato Anelli
Architecture Historian and Professor, Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo

- Vinicius Andrade 
Principal, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Professor of Urbanism, Insper (São Paulo) 

- Ila Berman 
Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture 

- Anita Berrizbeitia 
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

- Priscila Borin de Oliveira Claro 
Professor, Insper
Member of the Núcleo de Medição para Investimentos de Impacto Socioambiental (São Paulo) 

- Sol Camacho 
Principal, Raddar Architecture
Cultural Director, Instituto Bardi 

- Felipe Correa 
Principal, Somatic Collaborative (New York City)
Chair of the Department of Architecture and Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture 

- Sergio G. Lazzarini 
Chafi Haddad Professor of Management, Insper (São Paulo) 

- Jorge Francisco Liernur 
Architecture Historian and Professor of Architecture, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires) 

- Raul Justo Lores 
Journalist and Writer
Editor in Chief, da Vejinha (São Paulo) 

- Michael Maltzan 
Principal, Michael Maltzan Architects (Los Angeles) 

- Michael Sorkin 
Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio (New York City)
Distinguished Professor of Architecture. The City College of New York 

Download the Press Release and Poster.

Categories
  • News
  • Regional News
Tags
  • Mid Atlantic
  • University of Virginia

You must log in to comment.