Residency Period: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020

Resident at IEAT, Denise Morado holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Faculdades Metodistas Integradas Izabela Hendrix (1986), a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of York, England (1990), a PhD in Information Science from the School of Information Science/UFMG (2005) ) and Post-Doctorate in Geography by the Institute of Geosciences/UFMG (2019). She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at UFMG; coordinator of the research group PRAXIS (Social practices in urban space); CNPq productivity fellow; researcher in partnership with the groups Observa SP, Observatório das Remoções, LabCidade FAU-USP; participant of the Home/City/World Network (Free State University, South Africa; Kent University, United Kingdom; Faculty of Law, UFMG), City and Housing and UFMG Networks.


The project intends to theoretically and empirically articulate issues related to the system of exclusion in the Brazilian neoliberal city through transdisciplinary dimensions in response to the following central question – who controls the city, who benefits from what, whom the city oppresses or violates, and supported by which practices –, aligned with the specific objectives in each field of knowledge: (i) Architecture and Urbanism, unveiling the forces present in the social, political and economic relations between individuals and groups and connecting them to the ways of life in the city; (ii) Geography, unveiling territories under the logic of private condominium property; (iii) Law, unveiling the encrypted information of the urban legislation that establishes and manipulates statements as true through the construction of rules, narratives and practices; (iv) History, unveiling the power pattern of coloniality that emerges as a result of colonialism; (v) Psychology, unveiling the violent and oppressive psychological processes imposed on those who do not conform to the conditions imposed by the State-Capital association.