Núcleo Habitacional da Rocinha by Atelier Metropolitano. Photo: Atelier Metropolitano.

Informal Cities Workshop Lecture: Jorge Mario Jáuregui

November 2, 2018
Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Jorge Mario Jáuregui, project director and founder of Atelier Metropolitano, will deliver a public lecture titled Strategies for Urban & Social Articulations to kick off the Informal Cities Workshop.

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Atelier Metropolitano is a multidisciplinary firm of engineers, sociologists, legal specialists, and cultural and communication consultants working under the guidance of a design team. Jáuregui's work focuses on public interest projects in formal and informal areas of cities. His firm received a Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University in 2000 for his work on the Favela-Barrio Project in Rio de Janeiro.

Informal Cities Workshop

Launched in 2014, the Informal Cities Workshop provides students with an intensive, hands-on opportunity to grapple with frictions and interconnections that exist between the informal and the formal aspects of the city. The annual workshop consists of a keynote lecture, which is free and open to the public, followed by a one-credit, weekend-long design charrette. Previous workshops have explored conditions in Lima, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Caracas.