Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Registration + Program

Registration for Superlative City is now live! Please RSVP here so that you can receive pre-circulated papers.

More details can be found on the event page.

Friday, February 22
3:30pm     Welcome
3:45pm     Protest Worlds: Aesthetics and Affect of Countercultural Crowds in Sao Paulo
Joseph Jay Sosa, Bowdoin College
discussant: João Biehl, Princeton
4:35pm    Music Workers, Sustainability, and São Paulo's Music City Legislation (Or, Who Gets to Make a Living in a Cultural Capital?)
Daniel Gough, Tulane University
discussant: Aaron Shkuda, Princeton
5:20pm break
5:30pm     The Battle Against Traffic Noise in São Paulo
Leonardo Cardoso, PLAS Fellow
discussant: Cristina Mehrtens, UMass Dartmouth

Saturday, February 23
8:30am light breakfast
9:00am     “Elegance” and the Aestheticization of a Paulistano Public ca.1910
Aiala Levy, Princeton Mellon Fellow
discussant: Barbara Weinstein, NYU
9:50am     Performing São Paulo: Flávio de Carvalho and the Experimental City, 1930-31
Adrian Anagnost, Tulane University
discussant: Sarah J. Townsend, Penn State
10:35am break
10:50am   The Park and the Favela: Visions of the Progressive City in Post-WWII Sao Paulo
Marcio Siwi, Bowdoin College
discussant: Cristina Freire, PLAS Fellow
11:40am   I Africanize São Paulo: Afro-Paulistano Visual Culture
Reighan Gillam, USC
discussant: Jaira J. Harrington, Villanova
12:30pm lunch
1:30pm     Who Wants Money? Performing Radical Aesthetics Amid the Conservative Turn
Marcos Steuernagel, University of Colorado Boulder
discussant: Daniel Aldana Cohen, IAS/UPenn
2:20pm     Introduction
Gough, Levy, Sosa
3:05pm    Closing Roundtable: São Paulo Studies

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Superlative City: a book workshop

We are excited to announce the final book workshop of Superlative City: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo! The 2019 workshop is the third meeting of an interdisciplinary working group concerned with relationships between the built environment, aesthetics, and urban identity in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.  First convened as The São Paulo Symposium in 2013 with support from the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies and the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago, this binational research group reconvened in March 2018 at Tulane University to critique essays for an edited volume and refine our theme.

The final book workshop will take place on February 22-23, 2019, at Princeton University. All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance in order to receive and read the pre-circulated papers. More information and a registration form will be posted soon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spread the word!

Publicity is now all set. Please feel free to download and distribute the following program and poster!