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Latin-American cities in the O Cruzeiro magazine (1957-1965)

Grant number: 21/04175-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:ana claudia scaglione veiga de castro
Grantee:Gabriel Ferreira Licastro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research seeks to contribute to the understanding of Latin American cities in the second half of the 20th century - when urbanization processes in the continent are accentuated -, in order to discuss their representations. With the illustrated magazine OCruzeiro (which circulated weekly between 1928 and 1975) as a documentary corpus, the research takes the interval between 1957 and 1965 as a privileged time frame, as it was the period when O Cruzeiro Internacional also circulated in Latin America. It is intended here to recognize the way cities were read, disseminated, and constructed through texts and images in special articles (photoreports), in editorials, and in specific sections that were dedicated to urban themes, notably the columns "Luzes da Cidade" and "Pelo Brasil e Pelo Mundo". From the systematic survey of the material, and recognizing the moment as a period of strengthening ties between the countries of the continent and building a regional identity, we also seek to discuss how Brazilian cities were (or were not) part of this Latin American landscape. (AU)

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