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Assistant Professor Sandler awarded IAS Fellowship Grant

 

Assistant Professor Daniela Sandler awarded IAS Fellowship Grant

 

During her time at the IAS, she will focus on writing her second book project, which considers a constellation of grassroots initiatives by architects and activists in São Paulo since 2000. These initiatives attempt to build a more inclusive and livable city through bottom-up, “do-it-yourself” urbanism--such as an improvised swimming pool on top of an expressway, or a neighborhood movement for the creation of a park. She will document and map these initiatives, and make this information available through a public digital map. Her book will discuss these initiatives critically by placing them in their contemporary context, both local and global (with relation to similar developments such as Occupy and the Taksim Square protests). She considers not only the many enticing possibilities of grassroots urbanism, but also its limitations and pitfalls. The book will also relate these developments to earlier precedents in experimental art and architecture in Brazil from the 1960s to the early 1980s. 

 

Photo credit/copyright: Fabio Namiki. Swimming Pool at the Minhocão Expressway, São Paulo, Brazil, March 23, 2014. Project conceived and organized by architect Luana Geiger. 

 

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