SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo (Day 1)

Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 3:00 pm
211 Dickinson Hall
Public / Open To All

SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo


Superlative City is a book workshop and the third meeting of an interdisciplinary working group concerned with aesthetics, politics, and urbanism in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. All sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance to receive and read pre-circulated papers.  Register and learn more at


Day #1 Schedule:

  • 3:30pm     Welcome
  • 3:45pm     Protest Worlds: Aesthetics and Affect of Countercultural Crowds in São Paulo, Joseph Jay Sosa, Bowdoin College, Discussant: João Biehl, Princeton
  • 4:35pm    Music Workers, Sustainability, and São Paulo's Music City Legislation (Or, Who Gets to Make a Living in a Cultural Capital?) Daniel Gough; Tulane University, Discussant: Aaron Shkuda; Princeton
  • 5:20pm    Break
  • 5:30pm     The Battle Against Traffic Noise in São Paulo, Leonardo Cardoso; PLAS Fellow, Discussant: Cristina Mehrtens, UMass Dartmouth


Superlative City is sponsored by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities; the Program in Latin American Studies; the 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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