17 July

FNA, CAU and CEAU members: a dynamic and exclusive schedule for UIA2021RIO!

With a comprehensive schedule of debates that have been held […]

With a comprehensive schedule of debates that have been held since March within the Open Weeks of the 27th World Conference of Architects, the National Federation of Architects and Urban Planners (FNA) launches in July – the highpoint of the global event – a unique and dynamic content, with the participation of experts from many areas of the architecture and urban field.

This time, some of the FNA’s activities will be conducted in collaboration with the Brazilian Council of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAU Brazil) and the Architects and Urban Planners’ Collegiate of National Entities (CEAU). All activities that include these entities can be accessed on FNA’s and CAU Brazil’s channels after the event, as well as the “Talks with Society” section of UIA2021RIO’s exclusive platform.  

The FNA’s special schedule for UIA2021RIO starts on July 18, from 5pm to 7pm, with the Round-Table Discussion THE WORLD OF WORK: TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE SPACE OF CONTEMPORARY RELATIONS, an FNA’s exclusive broadcast that will bring together Ricardo Antunes (sociologist and professor at the UNICAMP’s Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences), Daniela Sarmento (architect, urban planner and vice-president of CAU/BR), Alfredo Campos (Portuguese sociologist and a representative of the National Institute of Statistics), Clemente Ganz (sociologist and advisor of the Central Trade Unions Forum), Roberto Veras (sociologist  and professor at the Federal University of Paraíba) and Clara Ant (architect, urban planner, former FNA leader, founder of the Central Workers Union and a member of the Lula Institute).

FNA’s president Eleonora Mascia will serve as moderator for the opening session of the conference. It will discuss the changes that the labor market has been facing over the last decades and prospects for the future. For FNA’s president Eleonora Mascia, this debate is crucial to the union’s movement. “We’re dealing with a worrying situation, with high unemployment rates, a deterioration of the employment relations and an increase in informal employment, not only among architects, but all workers in a world that has been changing,” she says.

On July 19, from 6pm to 8pm, FNA and CAU Brazil will hold the discussion Education in Architecture and Urban Planning. It starts with “Part 1 Education and Development: Inclusion, Materiality, Presence,” with the participation of Ana Maria Goés (architect and urban planner, with a master’s degree from PUC Campinas/SP, and president of the Brazilian Association for Education in Architecture and Urban Planning – ABEA); Helena Andrade (general director of the National Federation of Architecture and Urban Planning Students (FeNEA) and Valter Caldana (architect, urban planner and full professor at the Mackenzie’s Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, São Paulo State, and a member of CAU Brazil). Gogliardo Maragno (architect, urban planner, professor and researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) will moderate the debate.

Part 2 “Education in Architecture and Urban Planning: the Profession and Society” will have as guests Ana Claudia Cardoso (architect, urban planner and director of ANPARQ/BR), Ângelo Marcos Vieira de Arruda (architect, urban planner, member of the FNA’s Advisory Board and a retired professor) and Maribel Aliaga (architect, urban planner and professor at the UnB’s Department of Architecture and Urban Planning). Tiago Holzmann da Silva (architect, urban planner, CAU/RS’ president on leave and a member of the Brazilian Institute of Architects – IAB) will moderate the session.

On July 19, FNA also takes part in a special audiovisual activity to present the film A BOLSA OU A VIDA (The Stock Market or Life), directed by Silvio Tendler. The documentary was shot during the Covid-19 pandemic to discuss “what comes after the pandemic?” It will be streamed from 8pm.

On July 20, from 4pm to 6pm, FNA and CAU Brazil will cover the history and implementation of the Technical Assistance for Social Interest Housing (ATHIS) law in two round-table discussions on “Histories and Challenges for a Continuous Policy” and “Experiences and Good Practices.” The goal is to look into the ATHIS creation process and how this law has been implemented and developed across the country. The first panel, which will discuss the creation process of the Technical Assistance law, will include Newston Burmeister (a former FNA president and former secretary of Urban Planning of Porto Alegre city – RS), Cristina Barreiros (co-coordinator of the CAU Brazil’s Committee for Work Policy) and Luiz Eduardo Sarmento (cultural director of the Brazilian Institute of Architects – IAB). Maíra Rocha (a member of CAU Brazil) will serve as moderator for the discussion. “The Technical Assistance and the work of architects are a matter of health and quality of urban life. Understanding the development of the law helps us to devise plans for the future and find ways to go forward,” Maíra says.

The first round table will start with a CAU Brazil’s video film in support of a national policy for ATHIS, including the Council’s commitment to actions for achieving this goal.

The second part of the discussion will share the experiences of different architects in technical assistance. The panelists are as follows: Socorro Leite (national executive director of Habitat for Humanity Brazil), Clarice de Oliveira (professor at the Urban Planning Department of UFRGS’ School of Architecture and superior counselor of IAB-RS), Ivanete Carpes Ramos (president of the Architects Union of Mato Grosso do Sul State – SINDARQ/MS), and Patrícia Oliveira (architect and urban planner responsible for the Casa da Lala project, Manguinhos – RJ). Ormy Hütner Jr (architect, urban planner and vice-president of FNA) will moderate the session. “We hope to inspire the male and female architects to dedicate their work for ATHIS. Technical assistance is crucial to our country, which is facing times of great social inequality. Decent housing is a right, and architecture can turn it into reality,” Hütner says.

The round-table discussion scheduled for July 21, from 5pm to 7pm, The City and the Future, is co-produced with CEAU and will show the documentary film “20 years of the City Statute: Utopia or Fight?,” where FNA encourages a reflection about the democratic transformation that Brazilian cities need. From the celebration of the 20 years of the City Statute in 2021, the organization wants to take stock of its progress, identifying points that have not been implemented yet and aspects that need to be addressed to change the Brazilian urban reality.

For that purpose, the FNA’s documentary invited experts who had a crucial role in the design and approval of the Statute and continue working so that the goals of the law can be achieved: FNA’s former president Eduardo Bimbi; architect Ermínia Maricato, coordinator of the BR Cidades project; social worker and coordinator of the National Union for Popular Housing (UNMP) Evaniza Rodrigues; Benedito Barbosa, lawyer of the Union for Housing Movements of São Paulo State (UMM-SP) and local coordinator of the Popular Movements Central (CMP); former national secretary of the Ministry of Cities and architect Raquel Rolnik; architect and urban planner José Roberto Bassul; the Brazilian Institute of Urban Planning Law’s (IBDU) president Betânia Alfonsin; the Pólis Institute’s director Saule Jr, and president Lula’s advisor Clara Ant. 

After the film, two other panel discussions will be held. The first one is “City Statutes,” with the participation of Luciana Schenk (architect, urban planner and national president of the Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects – ABAP), Walter Linzmeyer (second vice-president and superior counselor of the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Paraná State Division), Nicole Brazeiro (member of the FeNEA’s board of directors) and Paulo Eduardo Ribeiro (architect, urban planner and vice-coordinator of DOCOMOMO-RJ). Carlos Eduardo Nunes-Ferreira (vice-president of the Brazilian Association for Education in Architecture and Urban Planning – ABEA and coordinator of CEAU/RJ). Part 2 “The Outreach of Urban Policy” will feature Valeska Peres Pinto (coordinator of the UITP Latin America’s “Best Practices” program and a member of the FNA’s Advisory Board), Miriam Addor (architect, urban planner and a member of the Brazilian Association of Architecture Firms – AsBEA) and Jeferson Dantas Navolar (second vice-president of CAU Brazil). Carlos Eduardo Nunes-Ferreira will also serve as moderator for this second part.

During these discussions on July 21, a selection of excerpts from the “Our Cities 2021” live-streams cycle, promoted by CEAU, will be shown for the purpose of drafting a Letter to the Candidates ahead of the 2021 Mayoral Elections.




5pm to 7pm – Round Table 1 – THE WORLD OF WORK: transformations in the space of contemporary relations. Panelists: Daniela Sarmento, Alfredo Campos, Clemente Ganz, Roberto Veras, Clara Ant and Ricardo Antunes. Moderator: Eleonora Mascia


6pm to 8pm – Round Table 2 – EDUCATION IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING – PART 1: Education and Development: Inclusion, Materiality, Presence. Panelists: Ana Maria Goés, Helena Andrade and Valter Caldana.  Moderator: Gogliardo Maragno.

PART 2: Education in Architecture and Urban Planning: the Profession and Society. Panelists: Ana Cláudia Cardoso, Ângelo Marcos Vieira de Arruda and Maribel Aliada. Moderator: Tiago Holzmann.

8pm – Exhibition of the film THE STOCK MARKET AND LIFE, by Sílvio Tendler



4pm to 6pm – Round Table 3 – ATHIS

PART 1: Histories and Challenges for a Continuous Policy. Panelists: Newton Burmeister, Cristina Barreiros and Luiz Eduardo Sarmento. Moderator: Maíra Rocha.

PART 2: Experiences and Good Practices. Panelists: Socorro Leite, Patrícia Oliveira, Ivanete Carpes Ramos and Clarice de Oliveira. Moderator: Ormy Hütner Jr.


5pm to 7pm – Round Table 4 – THE CITY AND THE FUTURE

 PART 1: The City Statute, presenting the documentary film 20 Years of the City Statute: Utopia or fight?. Panelists: Luciana Schenk, Walter Linzmeyer, Nicole Brazeiro and Paulo Eduardo Ribeiro. Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Nunes-Ferreira.

PART 2: The Outreach of Urban Policy. Panelists: Valeska Peres Pinto, Miriam Addor and Jeferson Dantas Navolar. Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Nunes-Ferreira.



The FNA sessions will be aired on UIA2021RIO’s exclusive platform and on FNA’s Youtube channel.    

Access to FNA’s contents in UIA2021RIO will require registration for the 27th World Conference of Architects at: https://www.uia2021rio.archi. Registrations are opened at: https://www.uia2021rio.archi 

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