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U-M travel course displays work on Rio’s Olympic-scale development project

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

U-M travel course displays work on Rio’s Olympic-scale development project

As part of Taubman College’s Spring Travel Course, Rio Anthropocene, led by assistant professor V. Mitch McEwen, students have been investigating Porto Maravilh, Rio’s Olympic-scale development project. Their cooperative work on the project will be displayed at Quinta-feira studio in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, May 28, 2015. With the project’s emphasis on global urbanity and local resistance, the exhibition draws attention to specifically spatial and environmental questions. For instance, how do large-scale urban developments define public space and social life? A multidisciplinary panel including Taubman College faculty members Dr. Ana Paula Pimentel Walker and moderator V. Mitch McEwen will address the shifting landscape of urban development in Rio de Janeiro. Other panelists will include Pablo León de la Barra, Director of Casa França Brasil, and Raul Correa-Smith, Coordinator of Studio X Rio.