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International Council 2017: São Paulo

October 1–4

Concrete & Conjured : Lessons on Density from São Paulo (Ocasionais e Planejadas: Lições Sobre Densidade Urbana em São Paulo)

On the occasion of the visit of the Van Alen Institute International Council to São Paulo, Brazil, Van Alen Institute and INSTITUTO BARDI / CASA DE VIDRO present Concrete & Conjured : Lessons on Density from São Paulo: two, back-to-back panel discussions in English and Portuguese on the opportunities and challenges of density in Brazil. Local architects, designers, and city leaders will reflect on the consequences of spontaneous and planned densities with international guests at INSTITUTO BARDI’s programming space Espaco PIPA.



Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Torben Østergaard, 3XN
Alfredo Caraballo, Allies & Morrison
Daniel Elsea, Allies & Morrison
Neil Billett, BuroHappold
Michael Henriksen, Coffey Architects
Margaret Ravenscroft, Coffey Architects
Tony Grist, HASSELL
Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects
Alan Maskin, Olson Kundig Architects
Jay Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Karen Frome, Rise Projects
Nat Oppenheimer, Silman
Carolina Bueno, Triptyque
Jonas Edblad, Wingardh Arkitektkontor
Niklas Carsen, Wingardh Arkitektkontor
Jared Della Valle, Chair, Van Alen Institute Board of Trustees
Jing Liu, SO–IL
Hana Kassem, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
David van der Leer, Van Alen Institute
Chloe Stagaman, Van Alen Institute

The International Council is a platform for exchange among leading architects, designers, developers, and planners, representing practices across more than 26 cities and 15 countries. Members meet twice annually to identify and investigate issues facing cities around the world, and to guide the impact of the Institute’s public programming, research, and design competitions. Council members also convene with local policymakers, developers, researchers, and designers, identifying topics with the potential for deeper exploration with Van Alen’s international audience.

The Council is currently led by Co-Chairs Alfredo Carabello and Daniel Elsea of Allies and Morrison, and Carl Bäckstrand and Monica von Schmalensee of White Arkitekter. The next International Council meeting will be held May 15-17, 2019 in London.

For more information, please contact Stacey Anderson, Associate Director of Business Development and Special Initiatives at sanderson@vanalen.org, or 212-924-7000.