État de transit à Rio de Janeiro: répertoire architectural d’un collectif obligatoire
Lecture at ENSA Paris Malaquais

The average daily commute for residents of the metropolitan periphery of Rio de Janeiro is one of the longest in the world, often exceeding 4 hours. This fact places mobility infrastructures at the center of contemporary political and social conflicts, as well as in urban and architectural planning: they become the arena, the space of appearance of this society in transit. There is therefore a huge opportunity to read the architecture of transit infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro as a powerful common (as an obligatory collective) and as a combinatorial typology of repetitive elements. This conference presents research that studies how to typologically qualify the role of mobility infrastructures as collective spaces in Rio de Janeiro.

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