COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Since the first meetings, local leadership has acted as the main link between the different urban agents and the community, and also has been engaged in mobilizing the residents to attend and contribute in the workshop. During the workshop, our emphasis will be on the local residents' knowledge, especially related to children, who normally do not participate in the decisions about urban landscape and planning. First, we will conduct activities with local children involving architecture and territory analysis, as well as project guidelines. After that, different urban agents will bring additional viewpoints, forming a collective proposition. The second part of the workshop will be directed at the main issues pointed out in the previous activities. At this point, we will integrate analysis from researchers, students and professionals, following socio-environmental, historical and morphological approaches.
PARTNERS: The local leaderships involved in this project are: Patrícia Oliveira - Community Leader; Pablo Bennetti - Mediator; Gustavo Jucá - Local academic contact; Vanderlei da Silva and Vanderson Guimarães - Library manager; Associação Mães de Manguinhos - Local partner association; Popular Image Creation Center - CECIP.
The national and international institutions that have effective participation in this workshop, supporting the activities proposed are: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG); Fluminense Federal University (UFF); Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ); Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF); Institute of Urban and Regional Planning and Research (IPPUR/UFRJ); Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ); Augusto Motta University Center (Unisuam);University of Minho (UMinho) - Braga/Portugal; Parsons New School for Design - NY/EUA; University of Columbia (Columbia) - NY/EUA.