The course Critical Inquiries to the Anthropocene took place at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação SESC São Paulo, from 27th to 29th March 2018 (3h per day). It was conceptualized by Pablo DeSoto and produced by Daniel González Xavier. The course proposed a critical approach to the Anthropocene, with theoretical debates and methodological proposals in […]
“To be able to resist we must become forest – and resist as forest. Like a forest that knows that it carries the ruins, that carries with it both what is and what is no longer. It seems to me that it is this political-affective feeling that we need to shape to make sense of […]
A work-in-progress book based on the course Critical Inquiries to the Anthropocene that took place at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação SESC São Paulo, from 27th to 29th March 2018, conducted by Pablo DeSoto and Renzo Taddei, a professor at UNIFESP Instituto do Mar. The course proposed a critical approach to the Anthropocene, with theoretical […]
Planet Earth, South America, Brazil, Paraíba, João Pessoa. Floating class on João Pessoa’s endangered commons held on the Sanhauá & Paraíba rivers on July 28, 2019, in collaboration with Andréa Porto-Sales, geographer, and André Chein Alonso, a biologist. The classroom is understood as the place where the construction of global/local challenge resolutions is possible. And […]
The starting point of the research is the hypothesis of Marielle Franco’s political and racial crime as a double death in the physical and digital space: the murder in the urban space in Rio de Janeiro; and the attack on the public figure of the city councilwoman through the circulation, a few hours after her […]
Universidad UFPB Departamento DAU Professor Pablo DeSoto Prof colaboradores Leticia Palazzi, Andrea Porto Créditos/carga horária 3Cr/45h Semestre 2019.2 Datas 16 a 25 Outubro Horario 18 a 22 h Local Espaço cultural Ementa Curso teórico-pratico de exploração, discussão e mapeamento dos bens comuns urbanos ou comum urbano (urban commons). Toma a forma principal de laboratório inter-disciplinar […]
The image above Situation Room at LABoral Centro de Arte y Producción Industrial, Gijón, data flow and action diagram, by J. Peréz de Lama. PREAMBLE AND LITERATURE REVIEW From control rooms to situation rooms A new iconography to identify power came into being in the 1950s. Darkened rooms sealed off to the outside world, full […]
Universidad UFPB Departamento DAU Professor Dr. Pablo DeSoto Créditos/carga horária 6Cr/90h Semestre 2018.2 Datas e Outubro Horario 18 a 22 h Local Sala Ementa PDF 1. EMENTA Projeto de Edificações em áreas de interesse histórico. Conservação e renovação arquitetônica. Aspectos relativos à percepção dos conjuntos arquitetônicos em áreas de interesse histórico-cultural. 2. OBJETIVO GERAL Desenvolver […]
Universidade UFPB Programa PPGAU Código … Professor Dr Pablo DeSoto Créditos/carga horária 1Cr/15h Semestre 2018.2 Datas 19, 20, 21 y 22 de Novembro Horario 8 a 12 h Local Ementa O curso propõe um estudo crítico das relações do humano com seu espaço analógico e digital, através da história da tecnologia da Guerra Fria […]
Tomando como ponto de partida a consideração da zona cero da catástrofe de Mariana – o maior desastre ambiental da historia de Brasil – como área de interesse histórico, o curso propõe uma intervenção arquitetônica no seu epicentro emblemático: as ruínas de Bento Rodrigues (Mariana, MG).
The Zone is an ongoing art and research project about the contemporary landscapes of our damaged planet.
With a meteoric rise in recent years as one of the academic terms that define our contemporaneity, the Anthropocene is today a mega-concept whose hegemony is difficult to escape. The Holocene was left behind, current geological epoch is defined by the effects of human activity from the bedrock to the limits of the stratosphere. Overwhelming […]
What does a resilient community against neoliberal urbanism look like from the sky? Vila Autodromo is a local community in Barra de Tijuca facing real state violence from construction companies and the local goverment close to place of Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Global Street is an online video-cartography linking the streets and squares the streets and squares across Tunis, Cairo, Madrid, New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. From the Arab revolutions to the 15M movement in Spain, from Occupy Wall Street in the USA to the Hydrangea revolt in Japan, […]
Drone Hackademy is a temporary hacktivist school, citizen science laboratory and critical theory platform for the use and discussion of unmanned aerial vehicles as a social technology. It is a collaboration between computer engineer & artist Lot Amorós and architect & researcher Pablo De Soto. It took place in June 2015 in Rio de Janeiro with ten participants aged between 19 and 49
The participants are chosen through a public call with the objective of bringing together people of different backgrounds and knowledge fields: filmmakers, mediactivists, artists, architects, researchers, geographers, biologists, hackers, software developers, etc. We practise positive discrimination welcoming people from low income classes, limited access to technology and also those how represent activist groups. #Dronehackademy aims to create a community of learning, “situated knowledge” exchanges and action.
A research project and a open urban laboratory to explore that complex concept called the urban commons.
Universidad UFPB Departamento DAU Professor Dr. Pablo DeSoto Créditos/carga horária 4Cr/60h Semestre 2019.1 Datas xxx Horario 13 a 14 h Local ATH6 Ementa PDF Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – Escola de Comunicação Curso de graduação e extensão (aberto a participantes de fora da UFRJ) Data: 4 de setembro a 27 de novembro. […]
Taller de videocartografía metropolitana, Medellín “Los suburbios de las ciudades del tercer mundo son el nuevo escenario geopolítico decisivo” Mike Davis (Planet of Slums) “Sea arte, sea deporte, sea de la manera que sea, queremos seguir arrebatando jóvenes a la violencia. Medellín no está lleno de sicarios, esto está lleno de talento urbano.” Falco (artista […]
El I Encuentro Internacional de Cartografía Ciudadana tuvo lugar en el Paraninfo de la Ciudad de la Cultura y en LABoral Centro de Arte de Gijón entre el 30 de julio y el 1 de agosto de 2009. El encuentro reunió por primera vez bajo esa temática a un amplio grupo de investigadores y activistas de diferentes ámbitos: arquitectura, periodismo, […]
La actividad introdujo el arte de la cartografía mediante un ejercicio lúdico al aire libre de “mapeo” del territorio con técnicas digitales.
Este trabajo recoge un catálogo de mapas, software y vídeos coordinados de forma narrativa usando tecnologías avanzadas de descripción del espacio (GIS, Software, Modelado 3D) mostrando aspectos que no serían evidentes en una primera lectura. Pueden ser extrapolados a territorios y contextos de paz sujetos a tensiones y transformaciones en que la arquitectura y el […]
A documentary road movie that runs the 330km that separate Cairo from the southern border of Gaza during the days of Operation Cast Lead in January 2009, which caused more than 1,400 deaths and thousands of wounded among the Palestinian population. The trips follow the attempts of Egyptian civil society to break the blockade imposed […]
WikiPlaza was an experimental, long-term project that brought together several collectives of architects, hackers and activists. The idea sprung up of generating a hybrid public space in which to experiment with information and communication technologies as tools for individual and communal emancipation, based on free software and hardware, web 2.0 tools and an open and […]
The term Situation Room is normally used to designate a secret place used in times of crisis to assess and monitor data for decision making purposes. Its origins can be traced back to World War II with the invention of computers, digitalization, and the collaboration of architects and the military. These rooms are equipped with […]
Water 4 Bits, a Second Life for Expo92 Europe Pavillion, was a synchronised (and visitable) installation in both physical and digital space that explored dreams, nightmares and the realities of post-modern technology at the heart of Seville’s Technology Park. The physical space was the European Pavilion at the Cartuja Technology Park, Seville. The park is […]
Many meetings and workshops organised led to a process of discussion and experimentation that eventually produced the idea of the Technological Observatory of the Straits. Some of the main issues that intersect with the transformations now in process, as discussed above, are beginning to overlap and cross each other, and so common hypotheses are being […]
Hackitectura’s map Cartografía Crítica del Estrecho (Cartography of the Straits of Gibraltar) creates an alternative understanding of the Spanish-Moroccan border region. The border is not an abstract geopolitical line but an increasingly complicated, contested space. The inversely oriented (north at the bottom) map highlights connections between southern Spain and northern Morocco to show a single […]
The straits of gibraltar is a mirror-territory of the transformations taking place in the world today: globalisation, migrations, borders, citizenship, network-society, communication, technologies… the border is a crossed-place, an extensive territory of life and mobile confinements where multiple social practices put pressure on established limits. new spaces and relationships emerge from and through the border […]
In Seville, on the eve of a large EU summit and concomitant protests in 2002, a collaborative mapping project was carried out with different community organizations to try to represent different effects of globalization on the city. The project drew on Zapatista frameworks of understanding, particularly those from the communiqués on “Seven Loose Pieces of […]
The Connected Multitude was a prototype for a networked public space, produced for a network of activists, artists and technicians. Using technologies such as a bi-directional satellite connection, wifi (in its infancy at the time) and streaming with free software, – with real time connections to México DF, Bogotá, Paris or El Viso del Alcor […]