For this keynote session, we are glad to feature a presentation by Guilherme Wisnik, an architecture and art researcher, curator, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the São Paulo State University (FAUUSP). His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Frank Suurenbroek, Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Michiel de Lange, Assistant Professor in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. All sessions of the MAB20 Program will be held via Zoom, recorded, and made available on our online conference platform after each session. All recordings will stay available on-demand for MAB20 attendees until August 1st. More details about the keynote presentations, speakers and moderators are described below.
TITLE OF PRESENTATION
Public space as a place of conflict
Brazil has very large and complex cities, in which public spaces are often privatized, or destroyed for the passage of new avenues and viaducts. In the last two decades, however, many civil society movements have emerged claiming the right to public spaces, and activating them in different ways. A common element to these movements is the awareness that the “public” attribute of space is the dimension of conflict and differences inherent in society itself.
Architecture and art researcher, curator, and an Associate Professor at São Paulo State University (FAUUSP).
Michiel de Lange
Assistant Professor in New Media Studies at Utrecht University and co-founder of The Mobile City
Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences