ACC invites you to join us as we host the editor of Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities, Paulo Moreira, Porto-based architect and researcher on Wednesday, 15 February for an online lunchtime talk on the book.
Please note: Due to student action on the UCT campus, this event has been moved online.
At a time when architectural and urban studies are moving towards seeking to accept and understand informal neighbourhoods rather than ignoring or eradicating them, the need for experiments on the ground is becoming increasingly urgent. In recent years, a growing number of architects and spatial practitioners have begun to act on their commitment to the idea that these settlements are here to stay and require selective intervention. Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities analyses recent studies and practical actions in three different continents (Africa, America and Asia). The volume is published by Park Books and edited by Paulo Moreira, with contributions by Elisa Silva, Julia King, Matthew Barac and Ines Weizman, and a preface by AbdouMaliq Simone.
Paulo Moreira is a Porto-based architect and researcher. He received his doctorate from London Metropolitan University, and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto (Portugal). Moreira authored chapters in academic journals and edited independent publications on informal neighbourhoods. He was awarded several grants and prizes, including: Prize for Social Entrepreneurship (London Met, 2009) and Noel Hill Travel Award (American Institute of Architects – UK Chapter, 2009). He was a finalist in the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2019, Cities & Community category. He is the editor of Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities (Park Books, 2022).
WHEN | Wednesday, 15 February
TIME | 13:00-14:00
VENUE | Due to student action on the UCT campus, this talk has been move online.
ZOOM LINK | https://bit.ly/3HZI43r