17:00 - 19:00 27 June 2012
Location: Room 101, DPU building, 34 Tavistock Square, London
Francesco Careri and Giorgio Talocci will be talking of two recent experiences the research group Laboratorio Arti Civiche has undertaken in Brazil. The first one in São Paulo, as part of the exhibition São Paulo Calling organised by the State Housing Secretary along with the italian architect and urbanist Stefano Boeri. The second one framed inside the event Corpocidade, organised in Salvador de Bahia by Paola Berenstein Jacques, author of The Aesthetics of the Favela.
With the relentless transformation of such huge brazilian cities as background, the tale of these two experiences will be the occasion for debating possible alternative ways of interaction with informal communities and for questioning the growing interest of the world of star architects for the realm of informality and informal urbanisms.
Francesco Careri (Department of Urban Studies - University of Roma Tre)
Architect, artist and researcher, founder member of the research groups Stalker / Osservatorio Nomade and Laboratorio Arti Civiche. He has published the book Walkscapes. Walking As An Aesthetic Practice, where he deals with the theme of strolling as a way to experience the urban environment and its actual territories.
Giorgio Talocci (MPhil/PhD programme - Development Planning Unit)
Architect and researcher, co-founder of Laboratorio Arti Civiche. He is currently working on the theme of Urban Design as Negligence and lectures at the DPU.
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