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FINDING OUT ABOUT SOCIO-CULTURE ASPECTS & WAYS OF LIVING (1)

In this initial approach to our site, students will start exploring Brazilian culture and everyday life hidden in its urban grid. The first part will consist in a detailed investigation about the different cultural customs and spatial characteristics where they take place. The reading of texts, reviews of movies and examination of Brazilian artist work will help to elaborate different analytical diagrams.

Compulsory Readings
Luuk Bohelens: The urban connection: An actor-relational approach to urban planning, 101 Publishers, 2009, pp.107-117.
Jean-Francois Lejeune (ed): Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of Latin America, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005, pp.161-170.

Suggested Movies
Sao Paulo a Metropolitan Symphony by Adalberto Kemeny and Rudolf Rex Lustig (1929)
São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima by Luís Sérgio Person (1965)
Blindness by Fernando Meirelles (2008)

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