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ETH + FAUUSP: merging methods and tools to forge new futures to the city of Sao Paulo

Grant number: 17/00169-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 31, 2017
Effective date (End): June 16, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves
Grantee:Eduardo Pimentel Pizarro
Supervisor abroad: Marc Angelil
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland  
Associated to the scholarship:14/16505-7 - A SAO PAULO FOR THE FUTURE: the production of interstitial infrastructures based on morphological, environmental and social parameters, BP.DR


How to make visible the spaces in-between the buildings? How to transgress the status quo and then plan, build and use the city taking advantage of its 3D urban void? From these questions it is in development a PhD research focused on the space in-between the buildings in the city of Sao Paulo, with the aim of proposing an alternative future to the city, specifically through guidelines, strategies and tools for urban planning and design, based on environmental, urban and social criteria.To consolidate and strengthen the PhD research's theoretical background and method, it is proposed a Research Internship Abroad at the ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture, directly supervisioned by Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil, joining two research groups deeply related to the PhD research in development in Brazil. The ETH is the seventh best architecture school in the world, and it is recognized by its leading research and design activities, articulating innovative research approaches and methods to deal with imperative urban issues, with a close understanding of the Brazilian context. The Research Internship Abroad at the ETH Zurich DARCH is definitely an outstanding opportunity to the development of the PhD research, impacting its final results and consequently its contribution to Academia and to the city in general.