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Marcelo Claudio Tramontano


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Associate Professor of the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (, since 1990, where he coordinates the Nomads.usp - Center for Interactive Living Studies []. Professor and supervisor at the IAU-USP Post-graduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism at Master and Doctorate levels and postdoctoral supervisor. Member of the Postgraduate Committee and the IAU-USP Higher Council. Since 2006, Editor-in-chief of the V!RUS Journal (issn 2175-974x,, biannual thematic publication online bilingual (Portuguese-English or Spanish-English) by the Nomads. usp. Post-Doctorate at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais, France ("Contemporary Housing and New Media", 2002); Associate Professor degree at the University of São Paulo ("SQCB: apartments and ways of living in the city of São Paulo", 2004 School of Engineering of São Carlos); PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo ("Paris, São Paulo, Tokyo: new ways of living, new living spaces", 1998, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism); Master in Architecture from the Ecole D'Architecture of Grenoble ("Architecture de terre: program de formation pour formateurs", 1990, CRATerre); Graduated in Architecture from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture of Grenoble, France (1984, DPLG) and in Architecture and Urbanism from the Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil (1980). He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Cultural Sciences at the Leuphana Universität and the Hafencity Universität, Hamburg, both in Germany (2009 - 2010), Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture de Paris Belleville (2013), guest professor at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture, China, and Guest Researcher at Osaka Sangyo University, Japan 1993 - 1994, Department of Environmental Design). He coordinates research projects on public policies in the field of Culture and Urban Studies exploring the use of digital media in: 1. Cultural actions for reading and occupying urban public spaces (FAPESP 2004-2008, FAPESP 2011-2013), 2. Strategies for the development of the Advanced Internet - TIDIA-AE (FAPESP 2007-2009), 3. Study and characterization of the relationships between behaviors and living spaces in Brazil (PRP-USP 2001-2008), 4. Studies on metropolitan housing modalities; 5. Design processes with parametric design and digital manufacturing (FAPESP 2011-2013, CNPq 2013-2015), and 6. Intervention research projects with national and international partners outside the university (FAPESP, CAPES, DAAD). He prioritizes themes related to the use of documentary film as a means of research; contemporary urban dwellings and their history; architecture, parameterization and digital culture; BIM and design processes; computerization of everyday life on the scales of the body [wearable computing], the object [furniture with integrated media], building [the building as communication interface] and the city [computerized urban fragments], cultural policies; furniture design; online platforms in participatory decision-making processes for urban interventions. Invited professor of the PROCAD-CNPq Project involving the Post-Graduate Programs in Architecture and Urbanism of the IAU-USP and the Federal University of Pará, UFPA (2013-2016). He coordinated international agreements for the exchange of undergraduates, graduate students and professors with the Ecole d'Architecture of Paris-Belleville (France), Hafencity Universität (Germany, participant) and Leuphana Universität (Germany), the latter two through the UNIBRAL Capes- DAAD (2008-2011 and 2014-2016). ORCID: 0000-0002-0044-4432. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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