06/11/2014 Guest Lecture by Adauto Cardoso: UdN & Alternative Social Housing in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro
UdN & Alternative Social Housing in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro
In recent years, urbanization projects in Rio de Janeiro‘s favelas are mostly based on the so called ‚Bogotá model‘ that requests the demolition of a high number of houses. Due to land scarcity, not only within but mostly also in the surroundings of Favelas, it causes evictions of families that are forced to relocate tens of kilometers away from their homes. The ‚Observatório das Metrópoles‘, research group at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, developed an alternative housing project for the favela of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. It proposes the use of technological innovation to adapt to the topography of the area thus creating new geographical spaces and preventing forced relocations. At the same time, it offers alternative housing typologies and new open spaces for community usage.
Prof. Adauto Cardoso graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He holds a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning (also UFRJ) and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute of Research in Urban and Regional Planning and researcher at the Observatório das Metrópolis (both UFRJ). His research interest is particularly in housing policy and instruments for land regulation.
Donnerstag, 6. November 2014, 19:00 Uhr