Nov/18 Lecture
Gabriel Duarte

Participatory Practices

The lecture will present how my practice is rethinking participatory processes in urban planning and design through the showcase of two recent projects currently under implementation: the urban regeneration plans for the Itaipu Fishermen Village (Niterói, Brazil), and the "A Vitória é Certa" community (Cabinda, Angola). These projects rethink the responsbility of designers as the interface managers among the different stakeholders and players in participatory/collaborative planning and design processes. New digital tools for collaborative mapping currently being developed by the author - as part of an ongoing research project - will also be discussed.

Gabriel Duarte

Founding Partner, CAMPO aud, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Gabriel Duarte is a founding partner in CAMPO aud, an architecture and urban design office in Rio de Janeiro, and is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where he runs a design studio that investigates the intermediate scales between landscape and architecture. He coordinates the New Cartographies group, which researches new methods for collaborative mapping. He has lectured extensively in both Brazil and abroad, having been a Visiting Professor at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture, at MIT and at the Harvard School of Design. Among numerous international awards Prof. Duarte has won the Wolf Tochtermann Prize, from UNESCO, and the Takashi Inuye Award, from the International Federation for Housing and Planning. In combination with his professional life, Prof. Duarte is working on a PhD dissertation on urban uncertainty and vagueness at the Graduate Program in Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PROURB-UFRJ). Since 2007, he has been a member of the Pool of Reviewers of the European Science Foundation (ESF). Prof. Duarte was educated as an architect at the School of Architecture of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU-UFRJ) and at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).