Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

"Diverging Interests, Converging Practices" a Lecture by Gabriel Duarte

November 2nd, 2015
5 PM

100A Jones Hall

Architect and urbanist Gabriel Duarte (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) will discuss three projects that demonstrate how his firm is rethinking participatory urban design processes. Based in communities that face challenges from intensive resource extraction activities and major new urban infrastructural works, these urban regeneration projects have been either recently completed or are currently being realized: (1) Itaipu Fishermen’s Village (Niterói, Brazil); (2) “A Vitória é Certa” community (Cabinda, Angola); and (3) Ulisses Viana Social Housing Complex (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). In all these locations, Duarte found opportunities to examine the ways in which designers can responsibly and ethically address the management of interfaces among stakeholders in participatory/collaborative planning and design processes. Since these projects have had to be coordinated according to the strict governmental rules of public contracts, they have provided important experimental fields for discovering policy loopholes that enable the development of effective community engagement and bottom-up planning strategies, leading to the design of more diverse and richer urban environments. New digital tools for collaborative mapping, which Duarte has developed, have contributed to the success of his work.

Gabriel Duarte is an architect and urban designer practicing in Rio de Janeiro, and a professor in the Department of Architecture at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He co-created the New Cartographies group, which researches new methods for collaborative mapping, and the Laboratory for Architecture, Infrastructure, and Territory within the Graduate Program in Architecture at PUC-Rio. He has been a visiting professor at the Architectural Association, MIT, and Harvard, and he was the 2014-15 Lemann Scholar in the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. He was educated at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Through case studies in his practice, he aims to discover how design can become a voice in the intricate negotiations among the governmental, private, and community stakeholders in urban regeneration projects globally.

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