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Beatriz Takahashi

PhD student in Architecture
CITCEM - Transdisciplinary Research Centre «Culture, Space and Memory»
Participates in 1 Session

Beatriz Takahashi (1991), PhD student in Architecture at McGill University, Master in History of Art, Heritage and Visual Culture from University of Porto (Portugal), and Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism from State University of São Paulo (Brazil). She is interested in industrial heritage, modernist Brazilian architecture, urban planning, and visual arts. She frequently addresses these themes in her research, further debating themes such as social justice and culture and establishing critical reviews on urbanism and architecture. She has actively collaborated in cultural and educational institutions in Brazil and in Portugal by working with museum collections and exhibitions, developing strategies for cultural mediation, undertaking transdisciplinary research, evaluating final thesis, and working on pedagogical and as an editor and producer at Circo de Ideias, a Portuguese publisher specializing in architecture. She is a research team member at CITCEM – Transdisciplinary Research Centre «Culture, Space and Memory», and editorial coordination team member at Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022.

Sessions in which Beatriz Takahashi participates

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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Sessions in which Beatriz Takahashi attends

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

The use of industrial heritage is a profoundly important factor in the process of creating a sustainable economic, social, and political future for many communities occupying industrial heritage landscapes. More than ever we recognize the need for such communities to be capable of shaping and expressing their heritage in different forms in the context of current events and issues, and in doing so to inform both contemporary decision-making as well as the way their industrial heritage is re...

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Friday 2 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...