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21 07 2017 pep noticia place and playElena Kilina (UNICAMP/Tongji University - visual researcher and sound artist)

Date: 25 July 2017, at 2pm
Local: Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - room: G-209 (click here)

My research is concerned about two main points: public place and state of play (leisure) as an interaction in terms of case of Brazil and China. The main aim is to make some visual generalizations contrasting types of interactions in public space where people “play” (case study of Sao Paulo and Shanghai) with account and equalize for climate, transportation culture infrastructure and urbanization (time-lapse videos or serial of photographs).

The big city needs to cultivate "micro spaces" to solve the possible problems of 'no place to play'. And at the same time to classify “interactions” and investigate their role for public place and how people “play”.

As I assume the "problematic" point is the lack of play space available for free integrated interaction between various groups. How unplanned mixed-use heterogeneous public space gives a rise to community activities and hence free play, and the destruction of this kind of urban place in favour or single use/auto-centric space makes spontaneous play less likely.

About Elena Kilina:

Elena Kilina is from Russia (Siberia), doing PHD in university UNICAMP in Campinas in Brazil on the social science faculty with focus with the major in visual anthropology, urbanism and Asian studies.

PHD fellow of Tongji University collaborating with DESIS LAB at the design and innovation department and having a fellowship from the social science faculty of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Her project on the base of BRICS is intending to observe a dynamics of public places and interactions in megapolices of Brazil, China and Russia.

Elena’s graduated Novosibirsk State University with Oriental studies and Chinese language major.

She received a Master degree in Lund University (Sweden) in Asian studies with focus on public and private spaces in Japan. Elena obtains different experience in international art and science-cultural project and has been collaborating with Shanghai World Expo 2010, Museum of Flamenco in Seville, “Chinese Friendly” in Barcelona. Currently living in Sao Paulo.