Wonderful City? A Design & Architecture History of Rio de Janeiro.
Tipo de Curso: Extensão
Coordinador: Paula Camargo
Início: 23 de Março
Total horas: 36h
Duraçao: 3 meses
Students and professionals who have an interest in learning about the city of Rio de Janeiro from an architecture and design perspective. The main fields approached will be Design, Architecture, Urban Planning and Political History – but people from other areas of knowledge, who have an interest in these subjects, may also profit from the course.
By looking at Rio de Janeiro’s history and its urban programs, students will have a deeper understanding of how the city has become one of the most idiosyncratic places in the world. Which decisions may have led to Rio becoming one of the world’s top destinations, a place everyone has heard of and want to visit? Does Rio have what it takes to sustain that reputation? And how much of that is related to its design, architecture and politics? Students of this course will explore the complexities involved in great cities and will have a better understanding of Rio de Janeiro and its citizens. The course will focus on urban design, architecture and design policies. All classes will be held in English, as well as bibliographic references – whenever possible.
Áreas de estudo:
Brief history of the city until the 19th Century:
- First urban movements in Rio, Architecture before the 20th Century
- Urban design through the centuries: the international experience in Rio - The vision of the colonizers and the French Mission
- Rio Capital of the Portuguese Empire: the impact on the city
- The urban revolution of the early 1900's and the importance of the French influence
- Modernism and Architecture (1920-1960’s)
- The 1960’s and grand urban projects - rodoviarism and changes in the natural landscape
- 1980’s: The spreading of favelas - 1990’s: The urge to change
- 2000’s: The continuation of a political era? Great buildings, great events, great programs, great, great, great: where is greatness leading?
- 2010’s: What’s going on? Where is this leading us? Design as the key to the great leap
- Politics, politicians and policies: The close relation between politics and the form of the cities, focusing on Rio de Janeiro
Paula de Oliveira Camargo.
Paula graduated in Architecture and Urban Design at FAU/UFRJ and has a Masters Degree on History, Politics and Cultural Assets at CPDOC/FGV as well as graduate diplomas in Public Management (COPPEAD/UFRJ) and Urban Challenges and Management of Great Cities (ENA - École Nationale d’Administration, France). Author of the book “As Cidades, a Cidade: Política e Arquitetura no Rio de Janeiro”, Paula is the Director of the Carioca Centre for Design, linked to the Institute Rio World Heritage in the City Hall, and has been, as such, developing policies for design in Rio since 2009.