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1st Latin American Scientific Seminar on Risk, Resilience, Humanitarian Architecture and Gender issues

By on August 14, 2019

Risk, resilience, humanitarian architecture and incremental housing in favelas: the role of universities, architecture professionals, social area and Marias & Marielles.

Date: 5-6 December 2019
Location: Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio (campus of Gávea)

Organizing entities: U.Lisboa (FAU, CIAUD), PUC-Rio (RJ), Universidad Internacional da Catalunya (Master in Sustainable Emergency Architecture), UFF (EAU, PPGAU, Niteroi-RJ), Interior University (DECA) and NGO Building 4Humanity (Coimbra, Portugal)

Thematic axes:

1I Improvement of housing and public space, with an emphasis on the role of women in the community; processes of female emancipation and community involvement in shantytown urbanization and self-construction; Incremental housing and widening of alleys and alleys as a disaster risk reduction, health, welfare and public safety strategy through public programs, community or private initiatives.
2I Right to the City and spaces of diversity: the role and demands of minorities (Afro-Brazilians, indigenous, quilombolas, immigrants, refugees, Roma / Roma and LGBT +) in the configuration of precarious areas and favelas.
3l. Urban insurgencies associated with increased vulnerability, exposure to risk and city production: processes of invasion of free areas (urban wastelands) and occupation of degraded buildings; architectural transformations and artistic expressions

4I Favela’s architecture and its dimensions: age, social, cultural, artistic, spiritual, mobility, community participation, violence (in particular women) dimensions, well-being and quality of life;
5I The role of architects and mixed teams of NGOs in favelas: Technical Assistance to Housing of Social Interest; formality X informality; relation health and well-being of the family-built environment.
6I Geography of health, risk and the use of new technologies: sanitation, drinking water, waste management, social census, collaborative mapping, information systems and mobile applications in favela urbanization, expanding & enlargement of homes and personal safety of residents.

7I. The role of the University in building a more egalitarian city: empowerment, training and circulation of knowledge; alliances and collaborative actions among research groups, urban social movements, and neighbourhood associations.

Abstracts should: have approximately 450 words; be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English; contain, in order of preference, two thematic axes; in the end, 4 to 6 keywords; be structured with Introduction (approx 120 words), Methods (approx 80 words), Analysis / Discussion; (approx 150 words), Conclusions (approx 100 words).
Abstracts should be sent in word file, text without image, by email to the official seminar email: semi.risco.resil.arq.hum.favelas@gmail.com.
3. The objective will be to gather between 10 to 12 submissions in each thematic axis, for a maximum number of 126 submissions. Submissions will be selected for their quality and appropriateness to the theme of the seminar.

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