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Mobile Workshops

There will be several MOBILE WORKSHOPS on Wednesday afternoon. All starting from UFRJ Campus at 1:00 p.m. These workshops aim to show and discuss planning issues – problems, conflicts, challenges, solutions, failures, etc. – in a metropolis that was under diverse interventions in recent years. Intervention developed by large investment projects as well as through popular mobilizations demanding the improvement of their living conditions.

A list of these MOBILE WORKSHOPS is available at the WPSC Registration Desk and Secretariat.

There will be a limited number of applications for each MOBILE WORKSHOP according to the characteristics and capacity of each proposal.

The WPSC fee does not include the Mobile Workshops. Prices may differ according to the each Workshop.

Applications and payments must be made during Monday, July 4th.

1. Maré Slum Complex and Slums Observatory

the Workshop comprehends a bus tour around the Maré Slum Complex and its surroundings, followed by a presentation on the Maré Slum Complex on the Slums Observatory proposals and practices in the Slums Observatory facilities and in the Bela Maré facilities in the Maré Slum Complex. The Maré Slum Complex is one of the biggest slum areas in Rio de Janeiro occupying more than 430 ha near the UFRJ Campus of Fundão Island and the International Airport. In 2010 the Census registered 129,770 inhabitants living in 41,759 households.

At the end of the Mobile Workshop the participants will be taken back to UFRJ Campus of Praia Vermelha.

Organizers: Ester Limonad (Geography, Fluminense Federal University) and Jorge Luiz Barbosa (Geography, Fluminense Federal University – Director of the Maré Slums Observatory)

2. Monroe Palace, Memory of its Destruction and Global Changes

the Workshop comprehends a presentation on the Monroe Palace in the facilities of the UFRJ Campus of Praia Vermelha, followed by a bus trip to Rio de Janeiro Central Area -  and a walking tour visiting the Monroe Palace Area in its surroundings, which  was redesigned as postcard of the young Brazilian Republic due to the global changes at the beginning of the 20th Century.  The visit will end at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro that was in the opposite pole to where used to stand the Monroe Palace. At the end of the Mobile Workshop the participants will be let in Cinelândia Metro Station.

At the end of the Mobile Workshop the participants will be taken back to UFRJ Campus of Praia Vermelha.

Organizer: Margareth da Silva Pereira (PROURB - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

3. Olympic Barra: Summer Games

urban interventions and the experience of resistance at the Vila Autódromo community

Organizers: Fernanda Sánchez (School of Architecture and Urbanism Fluminense Federal University) and Fabrício Oliveira (IPPUR/UFRJ)

4. Socio-spatial inequalities and Environmental Sanitation: the Pro-Sanitation and Environmental Movement of the Araruama Park Region - São João de Meriti

Organizers: Marcos Albuquerque (Movimento Pró-Saneamento), Otávio ... (Prourb/UFRJ) and Ana Lúcia Britto (Prourb/UFRJ)

5. Socio-spatial Inequalities and Urban Mobility: major recent interventions in the transport system of Rio de Janeiro

Organizer: Juciano Martins Rodrigues (IPPUR/UFRJ - Observatório das Metrópoles)

6. The “Porto Maravilha” Project: commodification, symbolic appropriation and contradictions

Organizers: Orlando Santos Junior (IPPUR/UFRJ) and Mariana Werneck (IPPUR/UFRJ)

7. The Urban Structural Plans for Rio de Janeiro: The Case of Ilha do Governador and Ilha do Fundão

A technical visit to the centralities of Ilha do Governador and Ilha do Fundão, including the discussion with local leaderships in contestation movements against the urban legislation changes. The visit includes the road circulation and maritime connections, the BRT terminals, the site under the airport concession and local communities sites.

OOrganizers: Vera Tângari (FAU-UFRJ), Jilly Traganou (Parsons School for Design), Jonathas Magalhães (PUC-Campinas), Andrea Rego (FAU-UFRJ), Rogerio Cardeman (PROARQ-UFRJ)

8. Socio-spatial inequalities, Violence and Youth: the experience of Complexo do Alemão

Organizer: Thiago Matiolli (Grupo Raízes em Movimento)

9. The “TOXIC TOUR”: a contact with some of today's urban and environmental conflicts at the Baixada Fluminense

Organizer: Alex Magalhães (IPPUR/UFRJ)

10. The Manoel Congo Occupation as an expression of the right to the city

Organizers: Irene de Queiroz Mello (IPPUR/UFRJ) and Julia Vilela Caminha.