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Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba has developed her independent practice of architecture and research, currently engaged in both cultural programs and private projects, from its base in Rio de Janeiro. For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, she has contributed the project BALLAST, as well being one of architects commissioned for the Vatican Chapels project for the Holy See Pavilion. She delivers this talk as part of Harvard Graduate School of Design’s public talks series.
Among her works are the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House, and several exhibition designs. The ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20 was conceived with the theater director Bia Lessa. Juaçaba frequently takes part in academic and teaching opportunities as well as research studies. Recently she has given lectures at the GSD, Columbia University GSAPP, and Academia di Architettura Mendrisio. She’s led workshops at IUAV di Venezia in 2014 and was on the jury at BIAU Bienal Ibero Americana in Madrid 2012. She won the first edition of the international prize ArcVision Women and Architecture in 2013.