The trip was part of the Latitudes Global Studio project, organised by the Latitudes Network and involved international academic partners around the world. It was funded, in part, by the Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) Fund.
Throughout the first semester students from the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc course and postgraduate students from FAUUSP have been engaging in a series of academic activities via Video Conferencing, which culminated in a trip to Sao Paulo at the end of February.
The programme of events was organised jointly by academics from FAUUSP and Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan and Benson Lau from the University of Westminster. It included presentations by the students, site visits as well as fieldwork and lectures by researchers from FAUUSP on current topics.
Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan, Course Leader of the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc and Benson Lau, Course Leader of the Architecture and Environmental Design BSc Honours also delivered keynotes presentations at the FAUUSP Campus.
During the trip students were involved in a number of visits to iconic examples of modernist architecture. The programme also included a guided tour of the Minhocao motorway’s Green Corridor by architects and founders of the practice Movimento 90graus, Guil Blanche and Veronica Devia.