Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality in Latin America

October 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM to October 5, 2013 - 1:00 PM
ARC 0204

Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality in Latin America is a symposium aiming to explore how recent experiences in cities—such as Medellín, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, among others—can serve as multidisciplinary models for urban and social revitalization in other parts of the world. The event will bring together participants representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, and seeks to generate a conversation among professionals and academics to analyze the goals, methods, achievements and opportunities in the region.


The symposium begins with a lecture at 5:00pm, on Friday, October 4th and continues on Saturday, October 5th, beginning at 10:00am.


Alfredo Brillembourg

Chair of Architecture and Urban Design Brillembourg and Klumpner, ETH, Zurich, and Co-Founder of Urban-Think Tank, Caracas, Venezuela.


Jorge Mario Jáuregui

Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects (JMJA), Favela-Bairro and Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (PAC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Felipe Hernández

Director MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK.


Fernando Luiz Lara

Chair of Brazil Center at LLILAS, Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, TX.


Jorge Pérez Jaramillo

Director, Departamento Administrativo de Planeación, Alcaldía de Medellín, Colombia.


Anna Wellenstein

Sector Manager for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank.

Posted on January 8, 2014 by Paul Brown, III