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GUIDING AXES

DEMOCRACY

How to guarantee and encourage political practices in urban spaces in a global context and in a country facing threats of democratic recession? How can cities be transformed to more accessible, safe, welcoming, inviting places, but also be where contrasts and conflicts are latent, discussing questions about the presence of different social classes, races and genders. A critical reflection on these topics is proposed, and innovative solutions are stimulated in relation to democratic planning and management, based on experiences linked to the territory.

© Nelson Kon. Ladeira Porto Geral em São Paulo (1994)

© Luisa C. Zucchi (2019)

GUIDING AXES

BODIES

Relates space and themes such as intersectionality, vulnerabilities and social policies, proposing a reflection on how to guarantee collective practices in view of public health issues, discrimination, violence and rights violations. In this regard, we aim to discuss access, coexistence and movement of people in cities. This axis also proposes a reflection on the uses of domestic, professional and institutional spaces in the face of the challenge of housing diverse activities and guaranteeing collective health.

© Inês Bonduki, da série Linha Vermelha (2017)

© Luisa C. Zucchi (2018)

GUIDING AXES

INFORMATION

It opens up horizons for the debate on urban and social policies based on a theme that touches all aspects of contemporary life, but is still restricted to specialists: information. We propose to shed light on privacy and data protection issues, as well as on experiments with public and private data governance models in the management of bodies and everyday practices, stimulating the debate on collaborative cartography, facial recognition, algorithmic discrimination, internet of Things (IoT) and urban data science within the perspective of city governance.

© Tuca Vieira. Glitch #01. Série Glitches

© Tuca Vieira. Glitch #16. Série Glitches

GUIDING AXES

MEMORY

Understanding it as the collective agent that confronts us in the face of the strangeness of a new world and comforts us in relation to its permanences, but also as a process of permanent re-elaboration of the past in the present and that has the property of conserving or deleting certain aspects, we launched the challenge of understanding how to use pre-existence for the reinvention of everyday life in cities. This axis also aims to reflect on how architecture and urban infrastructure can collaborate to build a collective memory that makes the processes of (re)occupation, (re)construction and (re)significance of cities more welcoming.

© Cristiano Mascaro. Casa em Ruínas na Vila Maria Zélia. Série São Paulo, a Cidade

© Giselle Beiguelman. Memória da Amnésia (2015)

GUIDING AXES

ECOLOGY

Fundamental to the balance between urban and natural areas, the discussion on ecology proposes a reflection on a planning of cities that is attentive to environmental balance and the development of productive activities, focused on the quality of life of its population, taking into account climate change, low carbon cities, urban agriculture and food security.

© Sérgio Souza (@serjosoza)

© Nelson Kon. Paisagem de Cubatão – Usina Henry Borden ao fundo (1998)

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DEMOCRACY

How to guarantee and encourage political practices in urban spaces in a global context and in a country facing threats of democratic recession? How can cities be transformed to more accessible, safe, welcoming, inviting places, but also be where contrasts and conflicts are latent, discussing questions about the presence of different social classes, races and genders. A critical reflection on these topics is proposed, and innovative solutions are stimulated in relation to democratic planning and management, based on experiences linked to the territory.

© Nelson Kon. Ladeira Porto Geral em São Paulo (1994)

© Luisa C. Zucchi (2019)

EIXO

BODIES

Relates space and themes such as intersectionality, vulnerabilities and social policies, proposing a reflection on how to guarantee collective practices in view of public health issues, discrimination, violence and rights violations. In this regard, we aim to discuss access, coexistence and movement of people in cities. This axis also proposes a reflection on the uses of domestic, professional and institutional spaces in the face of the challenge of housing diverse activities and guaranteeing collective health.

© Inês Bonduki, da série Linha Vermelha (2017)

© Luisa C. Zucchi (2018)

EIXO

INFORMATION

It opens up horizons for the debate on urban and social policies based on a theme that touches all aspects of contemporary life, but is still restricted to specialists: information. We propose to shed light on privacy and data protection issues, as well as on experiments with public and private data governance models in the management of bodies and everyday practices, stimulating the debate on collaborative cartography, facial recognition, algorithmic discrimination, internet of Things (IoT) and urban data science within the perspective of city governance.

© Tuca Vieira. Glitch #01. Série Glitches

© Tuca Vieira. Glitch #16. Série Glitches

EIXO

MEMORY

Understanding it as the collective agent that confronts us in the face of the strangeness of a new world and comforts us in relation to its permanences, but also as a process of permanent re-elaboration of the past in the present and that has the property of conserving or deleting certain aspects, we launched the challenge of understanding how to use pre-existence for the reinvention of everyday life in cities. This axis also aims to reflect on how architecture and urban infrastructure can collaborate to build a collective memory that makes the processes of (re)occupation, (re)construction and (re)significance of cities more welcoming.

© Cristiano Mascaro. Casa em Ruínas na Vila Maria Zélia. Série São Paulo, a Cidade

© Giselle Beiguelman. Memória da Amnésia (2015)

EIXO

ECOLOGY

Fundamental to the balance between urban and natural areas, the discussion on ecology proposes a reflection on a planning of cities that is attentive to environmental balance and the development of productive activities, focused on the quality of life of its population, taking into account climate change, low carbon cities, urban agriculture and food security.

© Sérgio Souza (@serjosoza)

© Nelson Kon. Paisagem de Cubatão – Usina Henry Borden ao fundo (1998)