Jorge Mario Jauregui lecture's on Roots of the Future: Architecture and Urbanism for Social Inclusion.
The metropolis is a conglomerate of places mixed with constant change, in a context of fragmentary interventions and contradictions. This condition necessitates identifying the pieces that need to connect in order to allow a vast territory to become a qualified city. There are many beautiful cities without urbanity. Rio de Janeiro is a good example.
In Rio, urbanity is what happens in between the borders of the constructed, made possible by permeability of public and private input and the continuity of the inside and the outside. With regard to culture and public space in relation to the city, the specific aim is the re-articulation of density and accessibility, while searching for urbanism as the virtue of the intersection - an urbanism of ambiguity, surprise and diversity- California College of the Arts
Jorge Mario Jauregui
A native of Rosario, Argentina, Jorge Mario Jauregui studied architecture at the National University at Rosario, where he served as a professor from 1973 to 1976. He went on to earn a graduate degree in architecture and urban planning at the Federal University in Rio in 1991.
Jauregui was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth International Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1999 for his work on the Favela-Bairro program, a collaborative initiative that has transformed impoverished favelas in and around Rio de Janeiro into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. In addition, this work received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2000.