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Paulo Tavares is an architect and writer based in South America. He is the author of Forest Law (2014), Des-Habitat (2019), and Memória da Terra (2018). Tavares’s work has been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide, including the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Oslo Architecture Trienniale, and the Istanbul Design Biennial. Tavares co-curated the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019.
Watch Now! As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Yesomi Umolu, Sepake Angiama, and Paulo Tavares presented on the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, …and other such stories. The discussion focused on their take on the Biennial, their research-driven methodology, and how their interest in pedagogy manifested throughout the exhibition.read more »