ENG
18 - 22
JULY
2021
ALL THE WORLDS. JUST ONE WORLD.
ARCHITECTURE 21
Traditional architecture, inclusion in South Africa and housing policies worldwide
One of South Africa’s leading architects, Peter Rich is an activist striving to protect its indigenous peoples. He has confirmed his attendance at UIA2021RIO as a speaker. In addition to presenting specific cultures and projects closely linked to them, this event will also feature speakers building up a global overview of cities. They include Claudio Acioly, a Brazilian specialising in housing policies in more than thirty countries.
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Paulo Mendes da Rocha – a dash of philosophy for commenting on current events
A winner of the Pritzker Prize and many others, UIA2021RIO Honour Committee member Paulo Mendes da Rocha was interviewed in the Crisis Talks – After the Future (Conversas na Crise – Depois do Futuro) cycle organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IdEA – Instituto de Estudos Avançados) at the University of Campos (UNICAMP), under a partnership with the UOL portal. Now 91 years old, this architect and urban planner avoided pointless statements, preferring to page through history with remarks inviting reflection.
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The city we want in the post-pandemic
“In order to imagine the ideal, sustainable, inclusive, safe and resilient city that we want in the future, it is essential to know the pre-pandemic city, its problems, its strengths and vocations”. UIA2021RIO speaker, the architect and urban planner Claudio Acioly Jr. opens the Foresights column, from Rio World Capital of Architecture, presenting a wide panorama of actions promoted in cities around the world to face the current challenges.
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The new order in the floating of chaos
Imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, isolation is yet another challenge in the course of human life, according to thinker and performer Gilberto Gil, who is a member of the UIA2021RIO Honour Committee. He stresses that “order falls into place like the floating of chaos, as always happens”; remarking that the collective tends outweigh the individual, but confident that, with science and solidarity, we are “constructing the brakes for this headlong tumble.”
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