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 spsymposium.blogspot.com.
Day #2 Schedule:
- 8:30am Light breakfast
- 9:00am “Elegance” and the Aestheticization of a Paulistano Public ca.1910, Aiala Levy, Princeton Mellon Fellow, Discussant: Barbara Weinstein, NYU
- 9:50am Performing São Paulo: Flávio de Carvalho and the Experimental City, 1930-31, Adrian Anagnost; Tulane University, Discussant: Sarah J. Townsend, Penn State
- 10:35am Break
- 10:50am The Park and the Favela: Visions of the Progressive City in Post-WWII São Paulo, Marcio Siwi, Bowdoin College, Discussant: Cristina Freire, PLAS Fellow
- 11:40am I Africanize São Paulo: Afro-Paulistano Visual Culture, Reighan Gillam, USC, Discussant: Jaira J. Harrington, Villanova
- 12:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Who Wants Money? Performing Radical Aesthetics Amid the Conservative Turn, Marcos Steuernagel, University of Colorado Boulder, Discussant: Daniel Aldana Cohen, IAS/UPenn
- 2:20pm Introduction, Gough, Levy, Sosa
- 3:05pm Closing Roundtable: São Paulo Studies
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.