The course helps build a vocabulary to study environment and sustainability as disputed terrains between technological fixes and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and colonial status.
SAH 2021 Annual International Conference
Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Space, UC Berkeley, May 2020 (postponed die to COVID-19)
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered practical and philosophical concerns related to online learning. The GRIIF Program helped transition my instruction from an emergency approach (Spring 2020) to a more deliberate and structured one (Fall 2020).
Talk at the University of Trento at the Department of Sociology and Social Studies | December, 2019.
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Conference | 26-28 March 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19)
Interdisciplinary Publication, funded through UC Berkeley’s Mellon Foundation Global Urban Humanities Initiative. Forthcoming (Fall 2021).
The course explores significant changes in theory and practice across the design disciplines and professions (with particular emphasis on architecture), and considers how they are intertwined with larger social and historical forces.
Heterogeneity, Difference, and Emergence in a Periphery of the Global South
Workshop with Coletivo Estética Urbana and A Periferia é o centro at the Escola da Cidade. São Paulo, October 2019. We shared important insights about how to “tense the city” (tensionar a cidade) and open spaces to articulate periphery-driven politics.
The course provides an overview of the history of the built environment from 1500 AD to the present.
Assembling Modernity in the Periphery of Mexico City
The ‘Peripheral Frontier’ investigates the relations between the production of space, periphery-driven politics, and the spatialization of difference (race, class, gender) in São Paulo
Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Space, University of Florence, Italy, June 2018.
Counseling and training center to reduce Female Genital Mutilations in the periphery of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The Spring 2020 Global Urban Humanities Fellows is a group of faculty and graduate students engaged in the study of contemporary and historical global cities.
On “The Tower. A Concrete Utopia”
Politecnico di Milano | June 24, 2016.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS, BOSTON, MA, APRIL 2017.
The course provides an introduction to the ideas that have informed design thinking from the 19th century to the present, with an emphasis on the debates of the last four decades.
Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Space, University of Florence, Italy, June 2016.
The course covers specific aspects of teaching with an emphasis on modes of teaching within the discipline of architecture.
Theories and methods from anthropology, social history, and design activism.
The research takes the material solidity of concrete as an entry point to uncover the instability of the Mexican national-developmental project and the techno-political apparatuses required to sustain it.
My lecture at UC Berkeley. Text and images in progress
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, DECEMBER 2014.
The course focuses on the significance of the physical environment in human life as citizens and as future design professionals and it introduces students to the field of human-environment studies.
Research project in collaboration with the students of the Escola da Cidade, University of Architecture, São Paulo (in progress).
The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Made Event, Art Flow: International Art Competition and Exhibition, NY, 2011-2012
Old orphanage of the Order of Minor Friars, Rome
The studio challenges the students to investigate the viability of utopian planning in the context of contemporary economics, material exchange, and politics
Reclaimed Land in Randall’s Island, NY
Construction as a field of power of multiple agencies—human and non-human
Infrastructuring a scientific park at the University of Campinas, Brazil
Community and educational gardens, a playground, wellness paths, and equipped gymnastic areas
Reflections on the work of young architects in the periphery of São Paulo (Portuguese version).
Architectural competition. Public space as a collective good connecting the ancient and the early 20th century city
Switzerland 2009, International Competition (French version)
Visitor Center of the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the few urban protected areas found in the arid zone
São Paulo, Cabuçu de Cima
National Competition (Italian version)
Commercial spaces as a pretest to address aspects related to interior design.
Winner of the International Competition. South Africa. Architects without Borders
The studio used the parallelepiped form to guide spatial operations.
The studio built on the Italian tradition of building preservation through the retrofitting of a residential unit in a historical building.
Texts and images in progress
Global Metropolitan Studies Grant, UC Berkeley, summer 2017
Images and text in progress
Images and texts in progress
Images and texts in progress