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The teaching on the drawing board: from educational architecture to the teaching of architecture and urbanism, the legacy of Helio Duarte, 1938-1970

Grant number: 15/04587-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal researcher:Joana Mello de Carvalho e Silva
Grantee:Juliane Bellot Rolemberg Lessa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The professional experience of Helio de Queiroz Duarte from Rio de Janeiro was rare in his time, he was one of the few architects of his generation to dedicate the same energy and intensity to both the academic career and the job on the drawing board. Appreciated by contemporary architects, but still little studied, Duarte left us as legacy a new paradigm of concept and understanding of the uses and potentiality of schools as public equipment. This heritage still bears fruit nowadays, as can be seen in the actions of FDE (Foundation for the Development of Education), and more recently in the projects for the CEUs (Centers for Unified Education). His academic activity was just as impactful, after all, Duarte was one of the principal creators of the first postgraduate program in the country for the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, as well as for the introduction of the TGI (Final Graduation Interdisciplinary Work), required today by all colleges. The aim of this research is to understand how part of his production became a reference for Brazilian modern architecture, which distinguishes and references the production of mainly educational programs, both from the spatial and pedagogical point of view until today. This work intends to measure the influence of his academic activity in the conformation and systematization of the undergraduate and postgraduate education of architecture and urbanism in Brazil. At the same time, it seeks to verify how the complex of Helio Duarte's activities collaborated in the consolidation and recognition of the architect and urbanist profession in São Paulo. (AU)

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. The teaching on the drawing board: from educational architecture to the teaching of architecture and urbanism, the legacy of Helio Duarte. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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