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The world’s largest Architecture and Urban Planning forum, the 27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2021RIO is designed as a transformative event for architects, triggering shifts in professional paths and new commitments to a better world, with attention paid to the environment and the climate, while striving to lessen intra-urban inequalities.

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The 27th World Congress of Architects is now expanded to facilitate the participation of people from all over the world who would have difficulty being present in Rio de Janeiro.

The UIA2021RIO starts in March, with extensive 100% digital programme, accessible on all continents, trilingual, covering the four thematic axes until July.
Some content will be open to the public, for a limited period. This content will subsequently be limited to congress attendees, as well as several others.

Programme


All times are in Rio de Janeiro local time (GMT-3)

Current Local Time

20:05

Tuesday, May 18, 2021(BRT)

PREMIERES

Open digital content published at specific times

LIVES

Interactive digital discussions

TALKS

Digital lectures restricted to congress attendees

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

22

08

UIA2021RIO DIGITAL OPENING

Sérgio Magalhães, Thomas Vornier, authorities and partners

09

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOCIAL INCLUSION

Fabienne Hoelzel (Switzerland)
Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho (Brazil)
Moderation by Mariana Barros

23

09

JUST WHAT IS THE PERIPHERY?

Alfredo Brillembourg – USA/Venezuela
Interview by Fernando Serapião

24

09

FAVELA ARCHITECTURE

Alejandro Echeverri (Colombia)
Jorge Jáuregui (Argentina/Brazil)
Moderation by Evelise Grunow

25

11

LIVE WEAKNESSES AND INEQUALITIES

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

18

ArchiTalks

Adriana Levisky (Brazil)
Anupama Kundoo (India) e Renata Semin (Brazil)
Edson Diniz (Brazil)
Gilson Rodrigues (Brazil)
Marcos Boldarini (Brazil)
Xie Xiaoying (China)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

19

09

GENDER AND CULTURE

Gabriela de Matos (Brazil)
Zaida Muxi (Spain)
Moderation by Tainá de Paula

20

09

CITIZENSHIP AND HERITAGE

Fuensanta Nieto (Spain)
Marcelo Ferraz (Brazil)
Moderation by Aline Cruz

21

09

GLOBALITY AND SINGULARITY

Juan Román (Chile)
Rusty Smith (USA)
Moderation by Kristine Stiphany

22

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

11

LIVE DIVERSITY AND MIXTURE

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

23

18

ArchiTalks

Adriano Mascarenhas (Brazil)
O Norte - Oficina de Criação (Brazil) - Bruno Lima, Chico Rocha and Lula Marcondes
Cazú Zegers (Chile)
Celso Rayol (Brazil)
Fernanda Barbara (Brazil)
Yolande Daniels (Brazil)
Li Xinggang (China)
Lua Nitsche (Brazil)
Mario Figueroa (Brazil)
Peter Rich (South Africa)
Rocco Yim (China)
Zhao Xing (China)

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

17

09

EMERGENCE OF A NEW ARCHITECT

Esteban Benavides – Al Borde (Ecuador)
Jane Hall (UK)
Moderation by Francesco Perrotta-Bosch

18

09

CLIMATE CHANGES

Ailton Krenak (Brazil)
Interview by Igor de Vetyemy
Luiz Alberto de Oliveira (Brazil)
Interview by Margareth da Silva Pereira

19

09

TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES

Silvio Meira (Brazil)
Ester Carro (Brazil)
Moderation by Igor de Vetyemy

20

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

11

LIVE CHANGES AND EMERGENCES

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

18

ArchiTalks

Anibal Coutinho (Brazil)
Estúdio 41 (Brazil)
Giancarlo Mazzanti (Colombia)
Gustavo Utrabo (Brazil)
Gustavo Martins (Brazil)
Jô Vasconcellos (Brazil)
Lilian dal Pian (Brazil)
Li Hu (China)
Mapa Arquitetura (Brazil/Uruguay)
Matheus Seco (Brazil)
Ma Yansong (China)
Patricia Llosa (Peru)
Paulo Henrique Paranhos (Brazil)
Paulo Musa (Brazil)
Sonali Rastogi (India)
Tang Yan (China)
Tia Kansara (UK)

First fortnight

Habitar América Latina

The content of the event, promoted by the Latin American Biennial Network, will be available on the UIA2021RIO exclusive platform in the first half of May.

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

21

09

MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS

Rahul Mehrotra (India)
Zulu Araújo (Brazil)
Moderation by Daniela Abreu

22

09

NEW PRACTICES

Edgar Mazo (Colombia)
Carmen Silva (Brazil)

23

09

TRANSITORY AND EPHEMERAL

Raquel Rolnik (Brazil)
Claudio Accioly (Brazil)
Moderation by Abílio Guerra

24

09

UIA SESSIONS

Live restricted to congress attendees, chaired by members of the UIA or its working groups.

21

LIVE TRANSIENCE AND FLOWS

Special online debate with experts who will make reflections and
proposals on the main issues addressed during the week.

18

ArchiTalks

Carlos Alberto Maciel (Brazil)
Cintia Menezes Lins (Brazil)
Cristina Garcez (Brazil/France)
Haewon Shin (South Korea)
Índio da Costa (Brazil)
Lourenço Gimenes (Brazil)
Mario Biselli (Brazil)
Nanda Eskes (Brazil)
Noelia Monteiro (Brazil)
Pablo Heneru (Brazil)
Pablo Moreira (Brazil)
Pedro Alban (Brazil)
Pedro Varella (Brazil)
Roberto Moita Machado (Brazil)
Vinícius Andrade (Brazil)
Xiaodu Liu (China)

First fortnight

Habitar América Latina

The content of the event, promoted by the Latin American Biennial Network, will be available on the UIA2021RIO exclusive platform in the first half of June.

DATE

HOUR

GMT-3

DESCRIPTION

18

8:30

Opening Cerimony

Sérgio Magalhães, UIA2021RIO Executive Committee president
Thomas Vonier, International Union of Architects president
Maria Elisa Baptista, president of Brazilian Institute of Architects
Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of the City of Rio de Janeiro
Cláudio Castro, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Nadia Somekh, President of the Brazilian Architecture and Urban Planning Council
Eleonora Mascia, President of the National Federation of Architects (FNA)

9

Artistic Presentation

10

Special partners meeting

Sponsors Lounge,
UIA2021RIO Expo
Networking lounges and virtual exhibitions

11

Keynote Speakers Session - All the worlds. Just one world.

Carla Juaçaba (Brazil)
Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal)
Paulo Mendes da Rocha (Brazil)

14

Round table Weaknesses and Inequalities

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Francis Kéré (Burkina Faso)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Marina Tabassum (Bangladesh)

16

KEYNOTE SESSION

Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico)

18

Round table - World of Work

FNA advisers and guests

19

Cultural Activities

Launch of the Oscar Niemeyer Award digital catalog
Launch Rio Books
Launch of the book "Compilation of projects, reflections and achievements of the Architect Marcos Konder Netto"

19

8

UIA General Assembly

9

UIA and member countries session

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Elizabeth de Portzamparc (France)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Francine Houben (Netherlands)

12

International Ideas Competition Maré-Cidade

13

ARCHITALKS

Dong Dong (China)
Laurent Troost (Brazil)

14

Round table Diversity and Mixture

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Solano Benitez (Paraguay)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Zhang Li (China)

16

KEYNOTE SESSION

Anna Heringer (Germany)

17

CAU/BR and FNA Presentations

18

Papers and project presentations

19

Cultural Activities

Contemporary Latin American Architecture Exhibition - REDBAAL

20

8

UIA General Assembly

9

UIA and member countries session

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Stefano Boeri (Italia)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Jeanne Gang (USA)

12

National Exhibition and Awards

13

ARCHITALKS

Miguel Pinto Guimarães (Brazil)
Pedro Rivera (Brazil)
Rui Leão (China)
Lucia Cella (Argentina)

14

Round table Changes and Emergences

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

Li Xiaodong (China)

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Studio Mumbai (India)

16

KEYNOTE SESSION

17

CAU/BR and FNA presentations

18

Papers and projects presentations

19

Cultural activities

Contemporary Latin American Architecture Exhibition - REDBAAL

21

8

UIA General Assembly

9

UIA and member countries session

10

KEYNOTE SESSION

Angelo Bucci (Brazil)

11

KEYNOTE SESSION

Andra Matin (Indonesia)

12:30

ARCHITALKS

Gustavo Penna (Brazil)
Washington Fajardo (Brazil)
Xu Tian Tian (China)

14

Round table Transiense and Flows

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions

14

Public Health Group

Presentation of papers at thematic round tables

14

KEYNOTE SESSION

15

KEYNOTE SESSION

Kengo Kuma (Japan)

16

KEYNOTE SESSION

17

CAU/BR and FNA presentations

18

Papers and projects presentations

19

Cultural activities

22

8

UIA Plenary Session

9

UIA Prizes and Gold Medal

10

Institutional Summit

Chaired by UIA, with the presence of all its regions (Americas, Europe I, Europe II, Asia, Africa), in addition to national, continental and international entities, promoters, organizers and supporters of the Congress and the World Capital of Architecture: UNESCO, UN Habitat, FPAA, Arcasia, AAA (Africa), IAB, CAU BR, FNA, AsBEA, DoCoMoMo, ABEA, ABAP, FENEA, ICOMOS, Anparq.

11

Charter of Rio

Interactive discussion for consolidating propositions: All the Worlds. Just one World. Architecture 21.

15

Closing ceremony speech

Sérgio Magalhães, UIA2021RIO Executive Committee president
Thomas Vonier, International Union of Architects president

16

From Rio to Copenhagen

Transfer of the flag of the World Congress of Architects and the title of World Capital of Architecture

17

Cultural activitie

18

Closing party

All times are in Rio de Janeiro time zone (GMT-3)
Programme subject to changes.
All content available on the online platform.

More than 80 debates, conferences and diversified content with the world's leading experts in Architecture and Urbanism.

The most prominent names in architecture and urbanism will be gathered to analyze the global panorama and local issues, formulate proposals and present solutions to improve the quality of life in order to reach a more sustainable world.

Exclusive
digital
content

Social
networking activities

International
competitions
and awards

+100
speakers

Personalities
and young leaders

Art and culture

Business
fair

Live broadcasts

GREAT NAMES
OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

The Brazilian who won the Pritzker Prize 2006.

Eduardo Souto de Moura

The most internationally awarded Portuguese architect, also winner of the Pritzker Prize (2011).

Tatiana Bilbao

One of the most awarded Mexican architects today.

Francis Keré

From Burkina Faso, internationally renowned as an agent of social transformation.

Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Carioca living in France for 50 years, with works all over the world.

Solano Benitez

From Paraguay, who with bricks and even debris resulting from catastrophes, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale (2016).

Carla Juaçaba

Carioca based in London, one of the most internationally known Brazilian architects.

Stefano Boeri

An outstanding Italian architect who divides his time between Milan and Shanghai, where he directs Future City Lab.

Zhang Li

One of the leading names in modern Chinese architecture, he runs the TeamMinus Atelier in Beijing and is the Editor-in-Chief of China’s World Architecture magazine.

And many others ...

WHY YOU SHOULDPARTICIPATE IN THE 27 °
WORLD CONGRESS
ARCHITECTURE AND PROJECTS
URBANISM

It is the largest discussion forum on the future of cities and the first to address the effects of the global crisis resulting from the pandemic.

More than 100 global exponents of architecture and related areas bring their experiences and present innovative initiatives around the world.

The new directions of architecture, perspectives for professionals, new formats and opportunities in the job market will be presented and discussed.

A unique opportunity to watch the ten leading names in architecture in the world.

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