Course guidelines

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The course The Context of Social Housing in Southern Brazil discusses Brazilian housing problems, the squatting of vacant land and buildings, the urbanization of informal settlements, and technical assistance to social housing from the perspective of Southern Brazil. 

This course is organized into five modules, each with five lessons. During the lessons, we'll present a historical perspective of the housing issue in Brazil. We'll present with concepts such as cortiço (tenement), favela, vila popular (informal settlement), maloca (shacks), homeless, squatting, technical assistance for social housing, and participatory processes. 

We’ll show the experiences of the squatter settlements Povo Sem Medo and Vinte de Novembro both in Porto Alegre, and Cerâmica Anita, in São Leopoldo. We'll trace the land tenure conflict resulting from the removal of Vila Nazaré, required for the expansion of the Porto Alegre airport runway. We'll visit technical assistance experiences for social housing in the Emerging Urban Practices university extension project. 

The MOOC team is coordinated by the professors Inês Martina Lersch and Luciana Miron of the School of Architecture and Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning at UFRGS. 

At the end of each module, we propose some exercises and provide references for additional materials, such as texts, videos, and others. We hope you enjoy the course and benefit from the lessons. 

Profa. Dra. Inês Martina Lersch 

Profa. Dra. Luciana Inês Gomes Miron

Última atualização: terça-feira, 20 fev. 2024, 09:27