Encounters: Carol Tonetti/ Maira Rios

Escola Da Cidade: A Collective Construction

Carol Tonetti/ Maira Rios

 

The lecture presented Escola da Cidade, a bold and independent experience of university-level for the education of architecture in São Paulo, Brazil, focusing on its history and pedagogical structure developed by a multidisciplinary group of teachers, as a collaborative activity, oriented to social development. Escola da Cidade represents the materialization of the dream of a group of architects together with other professionals in order to train creative architects and urban planners, critics and citizens, with the ability to know their surrounding reality and contribute through the exercise of their profession by transforming the living condition of the cities. Its pedagogical project gains body in an articulated and consistent set of contents, actions and disciplines that create interdisciplinary learning experiences that are permeable to the outside world, and both practical and reflective in equal parts.

Carol Tonetti is an architect investigating intersections between artistic practice, architecture and the city, with repercussions in research and teaching. She has a PhD in Design, Space and Culture by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (2020) and is an associate professor at Escola da Cidade, since 2004, where she coordinates the Post-Graduation course “Architecture, Education and Society”. Since 2014 she has been part of “O grupo inteiro” a group that gathers different practices and repertoires in the fields of art, design, learning, architecture and technology. <caroltonetti.net><ogrupointeiro.net>

Maira Rios is the Collaborative Dean at Escola da Cidade since 2019, Maira Rios holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urbanism (2001) and a Master degree in Architecture Design (2013), both from the University of São Paulo. Since 2014, coordinates the Post-Graduation course “Architecture, education and society” at Escola da Cidade

Encounters: Ranjit Hoskote

What the Sea Tells us

Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote has been acclaimed as a seminal contributor to Indian art criticism and curatorial practice, and is also a leading Indian poet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Vanishing Acts: New &amp; Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin 2006), Central Time (Penguin/ Viking 2014), Jonahwhale (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton 2018), and The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (Arc 2020). His translation of a 14 th -century Kashmiri woman mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics 2011). Hoskote was the curator of India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011). He co-curated the 7th Gwangju Biennale with Okwui Enwezor and Hyunjin Kim (2008). With Rahul Mehrotra and Kaiwan Mehta, Hoskote co-curated the exhibition-conference platform The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India (National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay 2016).

Hoskote is an alumnus of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa (1995) and has been writer-in-residence at Villa Waldberta, Munich (2003) and the Polish Institute, Berlin (2010). India’s National Academy of Letters has honoured him with the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award and the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award. His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Irish Gaelic, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic.

Encounters: Vineet Gupta

Go Boston 2031

Vineet Gupta

Vineet Gupta, Boston’s transportation planning director, will be presenting on how the City is implementing its ambitious plan, Go Boston 2030. He will explain strategies on inclusive community engagement, the use of temporary interventions to foster change. and the installation of bus and bike lanes, mobility hubs, and tactical plazas on city streets. 

Encounters: Sanyog Rathod

Solutions for a Regenerative Urban Core

Sanyog Rathod

How can existing urban core be upgraded to contribute toward a regenerative, resilient built environment? Drawing on decades of experience working at the intersection of historic preservation and sustainability, we will show how historic buildings and infill projects, including office and mixed-use developments, can generate clean energy, use water responsibly, and minimize carbon impacts. The presentation will discuss approaches and principles that can be applied to projects of any scale.

Sanyog Rathod Encounters

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Vishwa Shroff’s artistic practise is firmly rooted in drawing, with a proclivity towards architectural forms that serve as compelling take-off points for a deeper contemplation on memory and our relationship with the material world. Her works seek to explore the narratives of lived experiences that lay embedded within surfaces. Shroff trained at The Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda in 2002 and at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK) in 2003.
She has had seven solo exhibitions in India, UK and USA, including the recently concluded ‘Folly Measures’ at Tarq, Mumbai as well as several group shows. She has participated in several artist residencies, most recently at the Swiss Cottage Library in Camden 2017, London and as been the recipient of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists in 2011 and the Josuken Housing Research Grant in 2020 . Her work was part of TARQ’s presentation at India Art Fair 2017 and Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Shroff is currently the co-director of SqW:Lab. She lives and works between Mumbai and Tokyo. 

Encounters – Vishwa Shroff

Studio Unmasked

Vishwa Shroff

Vishwa Shroff’s artistic practise is firmly rooted in drawing, with a proclivity towards architectural forms that serve as compelling take-off points for a deeper contemplation on memory and our relationship with the material world. Her works seek to explore the narratives of lived experiences that lay embedded within surfaces. Shroff trained at The Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda in 2002 and at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK) in 2003.
She has had seven solo exhibitions in India, UK and USA, including the recently concluded ‘Folly Measures’ at Tarq, Mumbai as well as several group shows. She has participated in several artist residencies, most recently at the Swiss Cottage Library in Camden 2017, London and as been the recipient of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists in 2011 and the Josuken Housing Research Grant in 2020 . Her work was part of TARQ’s presentation at India Art Fair 2017 and Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Shroff is currently the co-director of SqW:Lab. She lives and works between Mumbai and Tokyo. 

Encounters – Bridge Studio

Bridge Studio

The intent of the Bridge Studio has always been to bridge the world of Academia and Practice, to bridge Students with Professionals directly. As students about to embark on their Design Dissertation projects in the final year, wherein they need to assume a position viz a viz the discipline/profession through their projects, the studio intends to present them practices that have adopted a critical position in the discipline and profession and work with them to help reflect on developing their own.

Bridge Studio Encounters