FESTARCH 2012: CITIES WITHIN THE CITIES
The 2012 edition theme – cities in(to)cities – was related to the metropolitan growth and the multiplicity of phenomena such as self-sufficiency, social and spatial exclusion.
Every day many tiny new cities arise inside the already consolidated urban matter. Favelas, slums, bidonvilles, townships, informal settlements but also health, military and cultural areas, entire districts settled after the important events, new towns, gated communities, temporary camps: those are worldwide signals of a dynamism leading to new shapes of exclusion / segregation.
During the last edition of the Sao Paulo Calling research festival, as coordinator, I curated and moderated over one third of the debates that took place therein.