STUDIO-X EXHIBITION opens with debate

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This exhibition shows intermediate results for four different neighbourhoods across the city: Mare, Morro do Salgueiro, Morro da Formiga, and Rio das Pedras. Each design speculates how Constructed Wetlands may look like when being implemented in distinct urban settings. 

The project has been carried out in close cooperation with inhabitants and received support of several non-governmental and governmental organizations.  Comments, questions and recommendations made by stakeholders are an integral part of the outcome. While maps and plans discuss physical potentialities and barriers, quotations of their remarks highlight institutional chances and challenges.

The exhibition is hosted by Studio-X and shows drawings, models and videos arising from the project so far. The debate included:

  • Alexandre De Bonis, civil engineer, Coordinator of Water Resources at the Secretary of Environment at the Mayor¥s Office of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Carmen Lucia Roquette Pinto, chemist and research, aguape specialist
  • Helena de Almeida Rego, architect and urbanist, with a Masters in Urbanism at PROURB (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Project Manager at Instituto Pereira Passos
  • Jose Miguel da Silva, student in Geography at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is founder of the Baia Viva moviment and an activist for the de-contamination of Cidade dos Meninos in Duque de Caxias
  • Maria Angelica Maciel Costa, doctor in Urban Planning and Regional Planejamento at (IPPUR) and professor in the Tourism Course at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Otavio Cabrera de Leo, geographer, works at the Secretary of Environment of Rio de Janeiro and is Advisor on Sanitation Policy at INEA.

Moderators: Mario Campanella & Pedro Rivera