image OLAConference Program:



12:00 – 1:30    Session 2 – Urban Policy and Practice
(15 minute student presentations and 30 minute Q&A)


Laura Wainer, Milano, GPIA
The Rich Do Not Need Property: Considerations on Urban Land to Change Slum Upgrading Strategies in Buenos Aires

Douglas de Toledo Piza, NSSR, Sociology
The Making of Post-National Spaces: Commerce and International Migration in a Market of the Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay Tri-Border Area

Alexis Obernauer, Milano, GPIA
Smart Favela, Dumb City: Problematizing IBM’s ‘Smarter City’ Initiative in Rio de Janeiro


1:30 – 2:00      Lunch


2:00 – 3:30      Session 3 – Culture and Development
(15 minute student presentations and 30 minute Q&A)


M. Susana Aguirre, Parsons, Fashion Studies

Peru in Vogue: Representation of Ethnicity in Contemporary Fashion Images


Maria Cabrera, NSSR, Sociology

Fashion and Cuba’s Socialist Modernity


Larissa Ushizima, Milano, GPIA
Rethinking Developmentalist Strategies in Brazil: the case of the Food Acquisition Program


Rebecca Hollender, Milano, Urban Policy
Post-Growth in the Global South: The Emergence of Alternatives to Development in Latin America

3:30 – 4:00      Closing Remarks and Awards


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