Superlative City: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo

Fri, Feb 22, 2019 (All day) to Sat, Feb 23, 2019 (All day)

Superlative City 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 2019 gathering will be dedicated to workshopping chapters by Adrian Anagnost (Tulane), Leonardo Cardoso (PLAS Fellow), Reighan Gillam (USC), Daniel Gough (Tulane), Aiala Levy (Princeton Mellon Fellow),  Marcio Siwi (Bowdoin), Joseph Jay Sosa (Bowdoin), and Marcos Steuernagel (University of Colorado Boulder). Commentators include João Biehl (Anthropology), Daniel Aldana Cohen (IAS), Cristina Freire (PLAS Fellow), Sarah Townsend (Penn State), and Barbara Weinstein (NYU).

All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance to receive the pre-circulated papers. Click on for more information and to register.

Superlative City is sponsored by the Princeton Mellon Initiative; the Program in Latin American Studies; Brazil LAB; the Center for Collaborative History; and the Departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Archaeology, and Spanish and Portuguese. 


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