Ana Baltazar

Ana Baltazar
Federal University of Minas Gerais | UFMG · Department of Projects (PRJ)

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Cities of the Global South are infrastructurally diverse and entangled with multiple coexisting infrastructural formations, be they planned or unplanned. They offer unique opportunities to study, design, intervene in and develop systemic approaches related to infrastructural configurations encompassed by the processes and dynamics of urban infrastr...
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Este artigo apresenta um questionamento sobre a abordagem sócio-espacial convencional de arquitetos(as) e urbanistas a partir de uma crítica feminista às estruturas de dominação e ao modo que as teorias de gênero têm sido utilizadas no contexto das periferias brasileiras. O artigo tem como estudo de caso uma pesquisa-ação de um ano que experimentou...
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This article develops further a proposal for conversation at the ASC 2020 Global Conversation event, motivated by exchange of e-mails with Ranulph Glanville in 2007. Drawing from the questions raised by Glanville and myself, this article addresses the concept of autopoiesis and the possibility of revisiting the concepts of structure and organizatio...
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This paper discusses Ituita, an interactive media cascade built in Congonhas (Minas Gerais, Brazil) that displayed residents' perceptions of their city and sought to engage people in discussion, decision-making and direct action. It first introduces Ituita's purpose of socio-spatial transformation, and how this focused on the design process away fr...
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This chapter grapples with the hegemony of the visual and its pervasiveness in current urban installations. It discusses how technology and the visual are fetishized instead of used in their dialogical potential to engage people in socio-spatial transformation. This chapter presents the trajectory of the Graphics Laboratory for Architectural Experi...
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This paper discusses the hegemony of the visual and its pervasiveness in current urban installations and technological gadgets. It draws a distinction between functional and playful interactions, showing the prevalence of the former in the design of most interfaces. It discusses interfaces that despite being based on the visual surpass functional i...
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Qualitative evaluative research is presented on the accommodation of people with severe mental disorders receiving mental health support from the city government in three large cities in Brazil. Participant observation of ten residents and their caregivers was conducted in Residential Therapeutic Services (SRT) and the routine of eight frequenters...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the point of view of architecture of an interdisciplinary research on housing and social integration of people with severe mental disorder (SMD) in Brazil after deinstitutionalization. It first aims to present the need for a qualitative evaluation of the way people with SMD deal with their living s...
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Medien werden als Mittel zur Überbrückung von räumlicher wie sozialer Distanz beschrieben. Dabei wird Nähe gewöhnlich als Resultat gelingender Vermittlung und zugleich unhinterfragt als positiver Ausgangspunkt dieser Funktion gesehen. Dieser Band entwickelt eine differenziertere Sichtweise auf die Medialität der Nähe - vor dem Hintergrund jeweils s...
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This article discusses the experience of a design course at the School of Architecture at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, based on the principles of kinetic architecture, parametric design and digital fabrication, together with a proposal for a breakthrough in the design process. The article is written by the two professors of the cou...
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The participatory planning method called Piano Global Específico (PGE; Specific Global Plan) has been used in Belo Horizonte, Brazil since 1995 for interventions in favelas (spontaneous settlements). Although the responsible municipal agency describes it optimistically, inhabitants have manifested significant discontent. This article focuses on the...
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This paper presents the discussions on intellectual property crucial for the research group MOM to develop the system IDA (digital interface for supporting autonomous production of dwellings). It first introduces IDA, its conceptual framework, its database and its interactive interface. Then, it examines the arguments for copyright, identifying the...
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Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the possibility of joining cybernetics and architecture as a continuous and open process, bridging design, construction and use, in that which is called cyberarchitecture. Design/methodology/approach – It develops the hypothesis that cyberarchitecture can benefit from taking the virtual into account in the desig...
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This paper describes the work of a team of architects, engineers, economists, sociologists, social workers, the city council and an association of homeless people, joining forces to create a pilot housing project as a model for the new loan system for housing in Brazil. The Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil funded this applied research p...
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RESUMO A partir de um estudo de caso sobre o "Projeto Residencial Serra Verde (RSV) Modelo de Auto-gestão Habitacional de Interesse Social", financiado pela Finep, este trabalho desenvolve a noção de "Projeto Aberto", com os seguintes objetivos: (a) ampliar as possibilidades de modificações e adaptações das moradias populares, para um melhor atendi...
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This paper describes the work of a team of architects, engineers, economists, sociologists, social workers, the city council and an association of homeless people, joining forces to create a pilot housing project as a model for the new loan system for housing in Brazil. The Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil funded this applied research p...
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This is a conference paper. This paper describes the work carried out in Lagear (the Computer Laboratory at the School of Architecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil). Lagear was founded in 1993 and since then much teaching and learning has been conducted there. Course modules, such as 'Environmental Comfort' and 'Perspective', t...
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This paper describes an experiment to investigate the best way for lay people to use representation to visualise and negotiate space. It was motivated by our observations in workshops for digital inclusion in the context of a housing project for a homeless association. Computers were used to make it easier for the community to understand and change...
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This paper describes the theoretical and technological parameters for a digital interface, in development by MOM/LOW (Morar de Outras Maneiras/ Living in Other Ways), intended at the autonomous production of dwelling. It introduces the current formal and informal processes of production of dwelling arguing for the need of an instrument to enable bo...
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Architects usually design finished buildings and users are subjected to conform their actions to an anticipated functionality. This results from the traditional design process based on representation clearly separating design, building and use. Such a process is welcome in capitalism as design guarantees the commodity value of works of architecture...

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