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A new school for another practice, Rural Studio and Experimental Job Site: contributions to architectural education in Brazil

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Tomaz Amaral Lotufo
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI)
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Examining board members:
Nabil Georges Bonduki; João Marcos de Almeida Lopes; Reginaldo Luiz Nunes Ronconi
Advisor: Nabil Georges Bonduki

This dissertation deals with issues of practical experimentation in the process of teaching-learning courses in architecture and urbanism. With the prospect of contributing to the teaching of architecture in Brazil, two realities were selected for analysis: the University of São Paulo, in Brazil , focusing on the disciplines of FAUUSP where the is the development of the pedagogical space at the Experimental Job Site; and the United States, in poor communities in Alabama, based on the method of work of the Rural Studio, of the Auburn University. Experimental Job Site of FAU is a teaching equipment and methodology developed in the last fifteen years within the construction practices curricular activities of students. The Rural Studio is a pedagogical project formed by students and teachers, with methodology of a laboratory for teaching and extension, which develops with the benefiting community projects and then constructs houses and collective spaces for poor settlements of the southern United States. The paper analyzes the influence of these educational processes in the formation of an architect with professional practice directed to the currently underserved population, considering the fundamental importance of education in promoting social change. Therefore, the research will focus at first on the relationship of the development of housing movements, of public housing policies in Brazil and the theories of the group \"New Architecture\" with initiatives arising in the Schools of Architecture as the Housing Laboratories and Experimental Job Site. Then examines the Experimental Job Site of FAU, trying to understand how this space of construction practices can be extended to activities within communities. To finally make an analysis of the American group and understand the possible contributions that can be incorporated to the Brazilian reality. By rescuing innovative experiences, this project aims to contribute to a necessary renewal of architectural education in Brazil, bringing the theory of constructive practice and the University of the community. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/04824-2 - Rural Studio: contributions to the learning process of architecture in Brazil
Grantee:Tomaz Amaral Lotufo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master