Nov 4, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
144 Louis A. Simpson Building



Event Description

A Brazil LAB lunch talk with Benjamin Bradlow (Princeton). Discussant: José Lira.

Benjamin Bradlow is an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University and a Lecturer in Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. Before arriving at Princeton, Bradlow was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard University. In award-winning academic and public-facing publications, he connects urban inequality, climate change, and the political challenges for democracy that confront societies across the globe. Bradlow’s first book, Urban Power (under contract with Princeton University Press), compares the divergent politics of distributing urban public goods — housing, sanitation, and transportation — in two mega-cities after transitions to democracy: Johannesburg, South Africa, and São Paulo, Brazil.

José Lira is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, where he also directs the Maria Antonia Cultural Center. In his research, Lira explores housing debates, urban culture, and architectural and planning discourses, with a focus on Recife, Brazil. Lira has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris - Malaquais.

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.