Please join us for the new SCIAME Global Spotlight Lecture Series, titled Far South. Curated by Associate Professor Fabian Llonch the series features prominent architects from South America who will discuss their work and the unique political and environmental challenges they face. "IN THE FOREST RUINS" will be presented by Paulo Tavares, an architect, researcher, and writer based in South America. An introduction will be led by Cesare Birignani.
Tavares’s design and pedagogic practice spans a variety of territories, social geographies, and media. He taught design and visual cultures in the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Art at la Pontifícia Universidad Católica of Ecuador in Quito. Prior to this, he led the MA program at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths in London. He is currently professor in the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasil. In 2017, Paulo Tavares created the agency Autonoma, a platform dedicated to urban research and intervention. Tavares is a long-term collaborator of Forensic Architecture and co-curated the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019.
Tavares' work has been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide, including Harvard Design Magazine, the Oslo Architecture Trienniale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and the São Paulo Biennial. He is the author of Forest Law (2014), Des-Habitat (2019) and Memória da Terra (2018).