Scholar

Continuous City

By: Dinah Tereza Papi de Guimaraens  

The digital environment acquires the same anthropological, economic, and political relevance that historians and philosophers point out in relation to the natural and urban environments. The adaptation to the city constitutes the construction of a second nature that differs from the different forms of social life, from the most primitive and reduced clans and communes to the most abstract and gigantic megalopolis or nations. The nature we speak is symbolic and connects with all the streams of people, words and goods that draw upon the networks that sustain life in common, including the streets of our cities, but also the festivals, laws and knowledge that have been produced over time and that can not be privatized. Living in society gave rise to an endless number of forms of organization that can be revealed through a framework that shows the hierarchies, dependencies, and functions of each of the parties that conform them. In transcultural logic, academic knowledge in architecture and urbanism turns to a discussion in the field of anthropology and digital technologies, aiming at finding viable solutions to the current impasse of megacity Brazilians relating the occupation of the public space. The project explores design logics of urban design responsible for spaces of socioeconomic exclusion and disciplinary schemes of public-private control, thus contrasting Brasília's occupation with daily violence in Rio de Janeiro. It compares the modern design of the capital with new microspaces of citizenship in favelas such as Morro do Palácio, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

Transculturality; Public Space
Community Diversity and Governance
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session



Dinah Tereza Papi de Guimaraens

Associate Professor, Architecture and Urbanism, University Federal Fluminense


Associate Professor, Graduate Program of Architecture and Urbanism, University Federal Fluminense, Brazil. Post-Doctorate in Anthropology, Unversity of New Mexico, US. Doctorate in Museum Studies Program, New York University, US(Fulbright Advanced Scholar).