Participants | Debate Criticism and Curation


Mônica Junqueira de Camargo, is a professor at the Department of  History and Aesthetics of Design in the Architecture and Urbanism School of the University of São Paulo, dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Architecture History with an emphasis in Brazilian production. She is the author of several articles, chapters and published books, including: Fábio Penteado / Ensaios de Arquitetura (1995); Joaquim Guedes (2000); The Master Architect Series V / Botti Rubin Arquitetos (2002); Sidonio Porto: um arquiteto e seu tempo (2009); Hipóteses do Real (2012); Vestuário e Arquitetura na obra de Flávio de Carvalho (2014). She was the curator of exhibitions of architects’ rooms for the International Architecture Biennale: Oswaldo Bratke in 1997; Fábio Penteado in 1999; and Carlos Millan in 2005. She is a member of the Architecture Observatory of Latin America. And coordinator of the research group Modern and Contemporary Architecture and City in the Architecture and Urbanism School of the University of São Paulo.


Benjamin Seroussi  (1980, France) works as curator, editor and cultural manager. He is director of Casa do Povo ( São Paulo, SP) and coordinates Coincidence, cultural exchanges between Switzerland and countries of South America, a triennial program conducted by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Foundation for Culture. He holds a Master’s degree in sociology of art from the École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and a master’s degree in cultural management from Sciences-Po. He was Programme Director of the Center for Jewish Culture (2009-2012), associate curator of the 31st Biennial of São Paulo (2014) and head curator of the project “Vila Itororó Open Construction Site” (2014-2018) – all projects based in São Paulo. As editor and curator, he conceived and developed the publications Pop’Lab Guillaume-En-Egypte (2009, with Chris Marker, Annick Rivoire and Toffe) and Magazine 18 (2010-2012 with Michel Laub and Joca Terron Reiners); curated the exhibitions Visions of War: Lasar Segall (2012, with Jorge Schwartz and Marcelo Manzoni) and Exceptions, Nira Pereg (2012, with Sergio Edelsztein); as well as the New Jerusalem transdisciplinary research project focused on the study of new religious movements (2011-2014, with Eyal Danon). He writes and lectures frequently on curatorial issues and cultural management.

Caio Jade is transmasculine and works with performance, writing, video and fanzines. He maps performances of transgender brazilian people and studies non-hegemonic masculinity.

Joice Berth is an architect and urbanist, feminist, writer, researcher and parliamentary advisor.

Marcelo Maia Rosa is an architect and associate of Andrade Morettin Associated Architects (2007), the winning studio for the new IMPA-RJ headquarter competition (2015), where he coordinated the project for the new building of the Moreira Salles Institute (2017) in São Paulo. Marcelo is graduated from the Architecture and Urbanism School of Mackenzie University in São Paulo and from De Technische Universiteit (TU/e) in Eindhoven and post-graduated from Escola da Cidade (2017). In 2015, he was the curator of the Global Shapers Community Hub São Paulo, a World Economic Forum initiative and co-curator of the Brazilian Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice “Walls of Air.”

Ruth Verde Zein is an architect graduated from the Architecture and Urbanism School of University of São Paulo (1977), with a Doctor’s degree in Theory, History and Criticism of Architecture, PROPAR – UFRGS (2005). She won the CAPES Award (2006) in Architecture and Urbanism. She holds a postdoctoral degree from the Architecture and Urbanism School of the University of São Paulo (2008). She is a professor at the Graduate and Post-Graduate program at the Architecture and Urbanism School of Mackenzie University and is member of the CICA – International Committee of Architectural Critics. She was the Brazilian delegate at the Ibero-American Architecture Biennale, 2000/2008. She is a member of DOCOMOMO-SP/BR/International, of the Jury Committee of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona 2013-2017. Ruth is the author of more than a hundred articles published in brazilian and international magazines, websites, and books, including “Brasil: Arquiteturas após 1950” (Perspectiva, 2010, co-author Maria Alice Junqueira Bastos), “Brutalist Connections: a refreshed approach to debates & buildings” (Altamira, 2014), and “Leituras Críticas” (Romano Guerra, 2018, expected to be released in August, 2018).

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