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Leandro Silva Medrano


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Professor at the Department of History of Architecture and Aesthetics of the FAUUSP. Graduated from FAUUSP where he also obtained a PhD. He completed a master's degree at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and postdoctoral degree at Universitad Politecnica de Madrid. Since 2018, he has been the Researcher Responsible for the FAPESP Thematic Project "Architecture and Urbanism, addressing the social space in the 21st century", carried out in partnership with universities: Harvard (USA), TUDelft (Netherlands), UPM (Spain), ETH Zurich (Switzerland) ) and KTH (Sweden). During his time at Unicamp, he was Director of the Student Support Service at Unicamp (SAE), Graduation Coordinator and was a member of the Higher Council of the Museum of Sciences and Visual Arts Museum at Unicamp. He was creator and Editor-in-Chief of PARC-Unicamp journal. He was awarded the FAPESP Young Researcher Project (2006-2009), Regular FAPESP Assistance (2010-14 and 2014-2016), CNPq Universal Edital 2008, CAPES / DGU Edital no. 040/2012, and 48 other grants and scholarships linked to FAPESP. Participated in the organization of the XII SAL - Seminar on Latin American Architecture, the II International Congress of Vivienda Colectiva Sostenible (in partnership with ETSAB-UPC, Barcelona), the I and II International Seminar on Collective Housing and Contemporary City, at the Seminars 21S#1 and 21S#2, among other scientific events. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Pós Post FAUUSP, Coordinator of the research group Critical Thinking and Contemporary City (PC3), member of the Contemporary Studies Group of CEAv-Unicamp, representative of FAUUSP on the Council of the USP Science Museum. His main works address issues related to urban development in cities. Theory of architecture and urbanism, urbanism, urban design, urban space, collective housing, housing of social interest and higher education, are some of the fields involved in his recent research. He was a guest speaker at several institutions, including: GSD Harvard (USA), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), KTH (Sweden), FAUP (Portugal), CCNY (USA), UPM (Spain), TUDelft (Netherlands), FAD (Argentina) ). He published several articles in national and international specialized journals, and is the author of the books "Housing and the contemporary city: São Paulo and Madrid", "Vilanova Artigas: Housing and the city in Brazilian modernization" and "The virtualities of living: Artigas and the metropolis". (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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