The rivers of Rio de Janeiro: urban nature at work in the early 20th century
Prof. Lise Sedrez, Ph.D.
Instituto de História
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Schmid
Centre for Environmental History, Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Time / Zeit: Thursday, December 9th, 2021, 18:15 - 19:15 Uhr
Place / Ort: online - please zoom in https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/92334054146
Meeting-ID: 923 3405 4146
Rio de Janeiro's rivers are more than just part of the city's scenery. They work endlessly to bring nutrients, make industrial and domestic life viable, and they often hide, buried underground or repressed by rigid canal walls. And sometimes they remind us of their existence, in floods or droughts. Studies of the city of Rio de Janeiro in the 20th century should uncover these multiple roles of urban rivers, organic machines that are important arteries of urban nature. (This research is a partnership with Dr. Bruno Capilé, and is also part of the new ImagineRio narratives / Rice University).
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