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Coordinator of the 13th International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo.

Karina Silva de Souza

Architect and urbanist, graduated from Architecture and Urbanism School of São Paulo University (FAUUSP), with the final work “What is Heritage? An essay on valuation in the São Paulo central area”. She studies the heritage, culture and the city in Latin America, is a postgraduate student in Cultural Management at SENAC-SP and in Cities in Dispute – Research, History and Social Processes at Escola da Cidade. Has worked at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology (MuBE). She was also a production assistant at Casaplanta and today coordinates the 13th International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo.

Curatorial Team

Carolina Piai Vieira | Selected Curatorship

Researcher at Cartografia Negra collective and educator at Observatory of Human’s Right Project in Schools, from the Center for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo (NEV-USP). Graduated in Social Communication – Journalism, was also a student at African Studies Center at USP. She worked as a journalist at ARTE!Brasileiros and Vaidapé’s Magazine. She was a digital content producer at Theater’s Cooperative of São Paulo. Post-graduate student in Social History, at University of São Paulo.

Larissa Francez Zarpelon | Selected Curatorship

She is an architect and urban planner, with a PhD from FAU-Mackenzie and researches the relationships between architecture, urban landscape and public space in Latin American cities. Professor in the subjects of Architectural Design – Urban Intervention, Urban and Landscape Design and Course Conclusion Work at Universidade Paulista. In 2020, she joined the articulation and formation of Chapa 1 CAU + Plural for the CAU elections and, in 2021, she joined the Council of Architecture and Urbanism (CAU/SP) as an alternate advisor.

Louise Lenate Ferreira da Silva | Selected Curatorship

She has a degree in architecture and urbanism from the Architecture and Urbanism School of São Paulo University (FAUUSP), a researcher of race relations at the Laboratory for the Study of Race and Urban Space (LabRaça) of the same institution and active in the field of cultural heritage through Vila Maria Zelia. She was an intern at the Department of Historical Heritage of the São Paulo Municipal Secretariat of Culture (DPH) and was part of the Heritage Visits program at Sesc Pompéia as a heritage educator. She is a lover of music, the street and memories, incorporating his sound research into his readings about the spaces experienced.

Luciene Gomes | Selected Curatorship

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the School of Engineering of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, PhD in Occupational Therapy by the Postgraduate Program in Occupational Therapy at the Federal University of São Carlos, she is currently a professor at the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia, at Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Energy and Sustainability and Assistive Technology and Accessibility Engineering. She is a researcher at the Study and Research Group on Accessibility, Body and Culture at the Federal University of Sergipe and at the Architecture and Accessibility Group at the Federal University of São Paulo, coordinator of the Pipoca e Paisagem Extension Project at the Federal University of Goiás – Regional Goiás/Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia and columnist for Reação Magazine.

Pedro Cardoso Smith | Selected Curatorship

Architect and urban planner with Specialization in Housing and City from Escola da Cidade and Master’s from Universidade Mackenzie. Worked at the Municipal Housing Secretariat of the Municipality of São Paulo with the upgrading of slums – especially Paraisópolis – and in the current Strategic Master Plan (Special Social Interest Zones team). In the Municipal Secretariat of Culture of the Municipality of São Paulo, he was a member of the team responsible for supervising, monitoring and promoting cultural activities in the periphery, with the VAI (Valorização de Iniciativa Cultural) and Points of Culture programs. He is currently a professor at the Open University for the Environment and Culture of Peace and at the Universidade Paulista, where he teaches the Architectural Project for Collective Housing.

Pedro Vinícius Alves | Selected Curatorship

He is a researcher for the Cartografia Negra collective, worked at the São Paulo State Department of Culture in 2014 and 2015, assisting in the production of the VII Festival da Mantiqueira (2014) and the VII International Seminar on Public and Community Libraries. She published a book of poetry, called “Caderno Negro”, as a member of the Cartografia Negra collective, participated as a trainer in Cultural Cartography in the program for training monitors at the Casas de Cultura, lectures, activities in schools and the Voltas Negras, which the collective performs monthly since 2018.

Raíssa Albano de Oliveira | Selected Curatorship

She is a black woman, an anthropologist and educator, an Africana Womanist with additional training in the areas of fine arts, photography and philosophy. His research seeks to develop paths for education in relation to peoples of the African diaspora, cities and poetic subjectivities. She is the creator and researcher of Cartografia Negra collective. She is a monitor of the Cities in Dispute postgraduate course at Escola da Cidade.

Thiago Sousa Silva | Selected Curatorship

Afrocentric writer, visual artist and comic book artist. Educator and researcher of Medu Neter (Hieroglyphs, the writing system of ancient Kemet / Egypt) by the institution Kasa de Maat. Graduated by master Anika Osaze (Nefer Ka Maat) from Shrine of Maat, New York. Researcher and Educator of the scientific, cultural and spiritual traditions and technologies of the ancient North-East of Africa. Graduating in Geography Degree at Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology campus São Paulo (IFSP), carrying out research on the use of comics of his authorship for teaching Geography in Basic Education.

Viviane de Andrade Sá | Selected Curatorship

Architect and artist, she is a doctoral student in Design, Space and Culture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo and investigates the processes of visibility and erasure of bodies in city spaces with the project “Visible bodies, overexposure as a process of social erasure and spatial in the contemporary city”. She holds a master’s degree in Visual Arts from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo in the Visual Poetics concentration area with the work “Building with Body, the fragmented body as a dimension of space”. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the School of Engineering of São Carlos, University of São Paulo. She is an alternate advisor to the Council of Architecture and Urbanism (CAU/SP). She teaches at Universidade Paulista and teaches Urban Design, Urban Intervention and Open Space and Architectural Design, Collective Housing.


Sabrina Fontenele | Resident Curatorship

Director of Culture of the Institute of Architects of Brazil – São Paulo Department (2020-2022). Architect and urban planner, with master’s and doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP). In 2019 she completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of Campinas, when she wrote a book on housing, gender and modernity. Author of the books “Modern buildings and the urban layout in downtown São Paulo” (2015) and “Restoration of the USP Medical School: studies, projects and results” (2013). She was a researcher at the Cultural Preservation Center of the University of São Paulo (2012-2018), where she also worked as scientific editor of Revista CPC and as curator of the exhibition Tempo das Construções (2013-2014). She has collaborated since 2018 as a teacher at Escola da Cidade where she is Research Coordinator, since 2020.

Board of Directors IABsp

Danilo Hideki | Institutional Relations Director

Arquiteto formado pela FAUUSP em 2009, trabalhou com projetos públicos e de restauro até 2010 com a Prof.ª Dr.ª Helena Ayoub Silva, colaborando também com arquitetos como Julio Katinsky e Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Em 2011 trabalhou com habitação de interesse social ao lado dos arquitetos Eduardo Ferroni, Pablo Hereñu e Marcos Acayaba. Trabalhou de 2012 a 2018 no escritório do arquiteto Isay Weinfeld, lá desenvolveu projetos de residências, restaurantes, edifícios residenciais, corporativos e interiores. Atualmente atua em escritório próprio e faz parte da gestão do IABsp.

Gabriela de Matos | 1st Vice President

1st vice-president of the Institute of Architects of Brazil – São Paulo Department (IABsp). Architect and Urbanist, graduated
from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at PUC Minas, in 2010. In 2016, she specialized in Sustainability and Management of the Environment Built by UFMG. Master’s student at Diversitas – Center for the Study of Diversities, Intolerances and Conflicts at the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences (FFLCH) at the University of São Paulo. She is the founder of the Arquitetas Negras project that currently maps the production of Brazilian black female architects. She researches structural racism and its influences on urban planning, and contemporary architecture produced in Africa and its diaspora. Among others, it proposes actions that promote the debate of gender and race in Architecture as a way of giving visibility to the issue. She signs the editorial for Revista Arquitetas Negras vol.1, the first publication made by black female architects in Brazil. Awarded as Architect of the Year 2020 by IAB RJ.

Mariana Martinez Wilderom Chagas | Education Director

She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP). She is a bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism (FAUUSP, 2009) and has a Master and Doctoral degrees from the same institution (2014). She was a Visiting Researcher at TU Delft (2018) and is an associate researcher at the Critical Thinking and Contemporary City Research Group (PC3) at FAUUSP. Her research interests involve the themes of theory and criticism of modern and contemporary architecture; architecture and contemporary city in Latin America, and educational architecture. She is co-author of the books “Social Urbanism in Latin America” (Springer, 2019) and “Marcenaria Baraúna: Furniture as Architecture” (Olhares, 2017). She has worked in several architecture firms in São Paulo and since 2013 runs her own studio.