Travel Study BRAZIL 2015

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TRAVEL STUDY: BRAZIL 2015 will present participants with information about and unique experiences within two major urban centers of Brazil: São Paulo, the largest metropolitan area (20 million inhabitants) in the southern hemisphere with its seemingly endless field of towers interspersed with significant architecture, landscapes and interiors, and Rio de Janeiro, with its extant Imperial and Colonial fabric, modern and contemporary architecture, as well as its ubiquitous favelas.

You will spend three days in São Paulo and five days in Rio de Janeiro to tour the cities and visit modern and contemporary architecture, landscape and urban infrastructure projects such as Paulo Mendes de Rocha’s Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Marcio Kogan’s Cultural Bookstore, Beco do Batman Graffiti in Vila Madelana, Oscar Niemeyer’s Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, the Teleferico Do Alemao in the Complexo do Alemão (favela), Diller Scofido + Renfro’s MIS in Copacabana, and MORE!

Any OTIS B.F.A. STUDENT, ALUMNUS, STAFF or FACULTY MEMBER is welcome to participate in the tour!

Enrollment in the associated, spring 2015, studio course, Brazilian Urbanism, is OPTIONAL.
Brazilian Urbanism will be offered for 1 or 2 (B.F.A. or Continuing Education Certificate) credits, and meet for 5 or 10 Thursdays, 1900-2200, starting January 15th. Travel to Brazil, May 17-26, is required for this course and counts as 30 contract hours.

October 22, 2014
1115-1200, AHMN 507

Darren Grosch, Director of International Education, 310.665.6994
or Linda Pollari, Chair, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors,

NOTE: Accommodations at 3-Star Hotels (instead of upscale hostels) are available for a minimal, additional fee.