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Exchange of experiences and learning between designers and grassroots initiatives in public spaces: the case of Coletivo mare in Rio de Janeiro / RJ

Grant number: 16/16585-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos
Grantee:Bruna Ferreira Montuori
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Grassroots initiatives of favelas and peripheral metropolitan areas have been overcoming vulnerability issues through the years by means of art, sport, music and other practices resulting in social empowerment. This research selects as a case of study the Coletivo Maré, a grassroots initiative that acts in two spaces of collective use at the Complexo da Maré, a cluster of favelas located at the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. This study aims to identify relevant aspects from the exchange of experiences between brazilian designers who work with the urban space, coordinators and participants of the initiative, focusing in activities of transformation and requalification of the occupied spaces. This approach seeks the production of knowledge for brazilian designers in order to expand paths to participative design projects at the urban space through collaborative experimental methods that investigates and permeates initiative activities. Besides that, the investigation seeks relevance for popular practices in spaces of collective use at the metropolis and, at the same time, enriches the field of knowledge of design in the informal and urban scope. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MONTUORI, Bruna Ferreira. Design, favela, and activism: experiences and learning with \'Redes da Mare\' in Rio de Janeiro.. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo São Paulo.

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