Integrated Researcher (without Phd)

Carla Duarte

research interests

Architecture, Urban Design, Walking

Short Bio

Carla Duarte, architect, has a degree in Townplanning Architecture from Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. Lives and works in Lisbon at Lisbon City Council, where she performs tasks of urban analysis and data management. As been working since 2000 with architectural offices in the designing of urban and architectural plans. In 2013 she did a Leonardo Da Vinci EU Programme internship with a Goldsmith’s College (University of London) researcher, producing photographic analytical work. Nowadays she is a PHD candidate at ISCTE-IUL, focusing her research on the importance of walking in the city.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

In the beginning of the century, when the speed of web download is more important than moving in the city, when pollution, traffic jam, insecurity, and the desertification of urban centers, require a fast and effective intervention of urban management, the use of softer mobilities is one solution for reversing and canceling the situation. Man needs to provide conditions to live in the city with confort, trust, security, pleasure, relearning to walk the city.Man is the key for contemporary urban planning. The way he walks the territory and understands it, allows him to take ownership of it, to want to live it, to feel it as his own. The aim of the research is to retake the concept of flâneur, adapting it to the present time. In the 21st Century, what is the role of the flâneur in the age of digital technology? Is there a new type, the technological flâneur? In what way, and based on this technological flâneur, can one intervene in public space?Starting from an analysis of a territory, this work aims to define a proposal of urban intervention of space, through a pedestrian perspective, and providing sensorially and interventive stimulation.

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

The research is included in the Cities and Territories field of research.

“Do Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira à Rua de Santa Marta – O Contributo de Norberto de Araújo” (6º Ciclo de Conferências Lisboa XXI - As Cidades da Cidade | Lisboa Exibida [Dinamia-CET | ISCTE – IUL]

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