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International Seminar "Reducing Boundaries"

5 October 2017 , October 5, 2017 - 14h00 at Metrolab Brussels, Quai du Commerce 48 - 1000 Brussels

Reducing Boundaries. Understanding exclusion through security defensive systems in wealthy urban areas. Porto Alegre, Brussels, Veneto Region.


The seminar aims at discussing the main results of the research “Reducing Boundaries” achieved by the three multidisciplinary groups of investigators from Unilasalle (Brazil), Latitude (Belgium) and Iuav (Italy). Given the focus on the case study of Porto Alegre, speakers from Unilasalle, UFRGS and VUB will offer an overview on the Brazilian context, whereas the representatives of Latitude and Iuav will present their speci c angle, methodology and output. Moreover, the screening of the documentary “Na Bolha” (the bubble, 2016) produced by Latitude on the issue of security and gated communities in Porto Alegre, will bring different voices from the led. Finally, the event will be concluded with the launch of the book “Reducing Boundaries” (Mimesis International, 2017), that collects a series of written and visual essays prodcued by the researchers involved in the investigation. 



14:00 - Welcoming - Introduction

14:20 - Daniel Achutti - Unilasalle
Team leader RB / Head of the School of Law and Professor of the Master’s Degree in Law

Fiammetta Bon gli - Unilasalle
Researcher RB / Post-doc researcher in Law and Society

14:40 - Eduardo Georjão Fernandes - UFRGS

PhD candidate in Sociology

15:00 - Lucas Melgaço - VUB
Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology

15:20 - Q&A / coffee break

16:00 - documentary screening “Na Bolha” by Latitude Platform

16:50 - Emanuela Bonini Lessing - IUAV
Research Coordinator RB / Assistant Professor in Communication Design

17:10 - Fabio Vanin - Latitude / VUB
Team leader RB / co-director Latitude and Assistant Professor in Landscape Urbanism STER

17:40 - open discussion

18:00 - book launch “Reducing Boundaries”

18:30 - drinks