El Capítulo LIMA del Centre for Conscious Design organiza el Conscious Cities Festival, durante 5 días, entre el 19 y 23 de octubre. Puedes leer más en esta nota. A continuación conocerás lo que estamos preparando para el tercer día, miércoles 21.
3 | DEMOCRACIA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE (ver programa)
En el segundo día empezamos a tejer los asuntos conceptuales y metodológicos con las esferas específicas que marcan nuestra vida. Para el tercer día, generamos el vínculo entre arquitectura y ciudad con los procesos de participación ciudadana y con la preocupación por el medio ambiente. Nos acompañarán neurocientíficos, educadores, biólogos así como arquitectos con experiencia en la temática del tercer día.
En el caso de la democracia y los procesos participativos, algunas preguntas que nos haremos son: ¿Cómo la ciudad y la arquitectura favorecen la equidad y el derecho a la ciudad? ¿Qué tanto los espacios de la ciudad generan oportunidad para la participación y la presencia de grupos minoritarios? ¿Qué rol deben asumir las autoridades y los ciudadanos para lograr ciudades del buen vivir? En el caso de la relación entre espacio y medio ambiente, nos preguntaremos: ¿Cómo las áreas verdes favorecen el bienestar y la salud? ¿Qué podemos hacer desde nuestras casas y hogares para relacionarnos mejor con la naturaleza? Todas estas preguntas se sumarán a las planteadas previamente y nos llevarán a una síntesis en el día 5.
¡Súmate a Conscious Lima!
Héctor Aponte is a biologist with a doctorate in biological sciences. He is a professional wetland scientist certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists in USA. He is also an associate researcher at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) Natural History Museum and the Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR), both in Peru. In the last 14 years, Héctor has devoted himself to the study of the coastal wetlands of Lima. He has published multiple research articles, as well as technical and non-technical books about coastal wetlands. In 2019, Héctor was recognized by the Colegio de Biólogos del Perú for his contributions to the development of biology in his native country.
David Chaupis is a freelance researcher dedicated to explore neuroscience and biotechnology. He works on regenerative medicine by designing nutraceutical products and low-cost DIY scaffolds to artificial tissues (i.e. human skin) and he address his vision in discovery new neuroprotection molecular mechanisms using biology computational models. He is a CTIO and Co-Founder of BioGeniaLab and one of the leaders in biotechnology from Latin America (Allbiotech 2017, the first generation). One of his main visions is connecting disruptive community labs in a great latin-ecosystem network based on a cultural integration model by bringing together: science, art, technology, and social entrepreneurship. In this latter project, known as "Red FestiLab", he believes that it is possible empowering our society with activism of citizen participation making open access festivals. Moreover, he is an active biohacker whose explorations involves bioart like the synthetization of molecular sounds in algorithmic music and one project of citizen science called immersive muralism by projecting 3D molecular designs using augmented reality. These are his developments on open science to impulse the democratization of knowledge and an integrated collective intelligence.
Born in the Amazon region of Peru, Tanith is an architect by the Universidad Ricardo Palma (URP, Peru), Master in Regional Development by the Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC, Brazil). Her professional work has been centered in sustainable architectural design and multidisciplinary development projects, targeting the well-being of local communities in the Amazon and Andean regions of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. As international consultant for cooperation agencies and the Peruvian government, the environmental sustainability and holistic development has been focus of her work. Active as researcher, Tanith has contributed with several articles and books about tropical cities and sustainability, indigenous space and architecture, transformations of traditional housing and settlement patterns in the Amazon. Acknowledged professor and lecturer at universities in South America, Germany and Spain. Since 2016 she is Executive Director of Grupo Dromos, an NGO concerned with development and research in architectural field, linking actors of civil society, academy and public sectors in benefit of disadvantaged populations; working with them towards own ways of local development based on values and principles of their own cultures. Tanith is currently professor at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and UPC in Lima, and associate researcher of UFAC in Brazil.
Maricarmen lived 17 years in Cascas, a small valley of La Libertad, Peru, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Due to her interest in studying Psychology she traveled to the city of Trujillo, graduating from the Cesar Vallejo University (UCV). She has worked as a teacher and tutor of adolescents and young people in institutions of higher education. She was trained as a therapist at the Institute for Family Training and Development in Brief Systemic Therapy (IFAMI) and in Narrative Practices (PRANAS), places where she first heard about the Social Constructionism and the philosophy of Michel Foucault that allowed her to being more critical of mental health policies and the bias of many professions that tend to analyze the functioning of the mind in isolation. Maricarmen considers psychology to be a discipline involved and related to any context of the human being, which allows it to generate dialogues with disciplines such as biology, sociology, politics, and many others; so here. She believes that if psychology delves deeper into architecture, many perspectives and unimaginable possibilities can be explored. Maricarmen enjoys having extense conversations, learning about gender issues, taking landscape photographs, playing sudoku games and taking long bike rides.
Marcel is a passionate explorer of schools and learning communities that reach for respectful and sustainable answers to the challenges of the 21st century. He loves to inspire educators about how to improve learning processes. Marcel Boesch was born in Switzerland, where he studied a Master's degree in Science (Biochemistry) in 1998. Since then Marcel he has travelled to many countries in Europe and Latin America, to visit and explore a wide variety of inspiring schools and educational projects, which he shares through his project Escuelas Activas. He has lived and worked in California (USA), Cordoba (Argentine) and Barcelona (Spain), before moving to Peru, the country where he developed his passion for education. In 2017 he co- founded the PluriVersidad Latinoamericana, an organization that helps people connect with their dreams and develop their potentials. PluriVersidad fosters relationships based on democratic education principles such as respect towards people and nature, and freedom to learn. Currently, Marcel also works at the IESP Pukllasunchis – an intercultural teacher training centre in Cusco, Peru.
On one hand, Arnaldo is a father, a convivialist, a pilgrim and an eternal apprentice. On the other hand, Arnaldo is a coach and an educator who uses an experiential learning approach and participative techniques. He is a teacher, facilitator and international consultant specialized in methodologies for adult education, project management and research-action. Arnaldo is Director of Escuela para el Desarrollo and Coordinator of PROFADEL International Network. He is teacher of Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies (PUCP), and member of the international team "Troisiéme Hémisphére". Arnaldo is coach and facilitator of experiential learning at YMCA Peru, member of the International Network of Education in Human Rights of Amnesty International, and Volunteer in governance committees of the YMCA of Peru. His main fields of interest are: citizen territorial governance, local development, gender equity and masculinities, intercultural dialogue, human rights education, systematization of experiences and action research, knowledge management and inter-learning communities, e-learning, service leadership, integral human development, learning organizations, restorative practices, mindfulness meditation.
Juan Carlos graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Ricardo Palma University (URP) in 2002. After working in some private architecture studios, Juan Carlos began his independent practice in which he continues to develop housing , commercial and office building projects. In education, Juan Carlos spent four years as a teaching assistant at the URP until 2012. That year, he started working as a principal professor in architectural design workshops at the San Martin de Porres University (USMP), the Cesar Vallejo University (UCV) and the Northern Private University (UPN), all of them in Peru. In addition to his activities as teacher, speaker and designer, Juan Carlos loves participating in architecture competitions that look forward to improve the quality of peruvian cities. Currently, Juan Carlos is developing an important research on Urban Safety and CPTED methodology, in order to obtain a Master's degree in Urban Regeneration, at the Graduate School of Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI), en Peru.
María Reyes is a biologist and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with a major in Epidemiology, and a PhD on Environmental and Sustainable Development by the Federico Villarreal University (UNFV). Moreover, she is certified in Environmental Management and Evaluation of Enviromental Impact and in Environmental Education for Sustainable Development. María has worked as a biologist since 1998, and her job experience spreads through public and private institutions. María has done research on Epidemiology and Environmental Health, particularly about the survillance and control of mosquitos as she believe it is important for public health. Moreover, she has worked with the Alternative Agriculture Action Network (RAAA NGO) on ecofriendly alternatives to control pests in agriculture in order to protect the environment and the health of farmers. María was professor of the Environmental Culture course in Cesar Vallejo University (UCV), and professor of the Environmental education, Risks Management and Ethics courses in Alas Peruanas University (UAP). Currently, she is a member of and works at the Ethics Committee of Prisma NGO, and is a directive member of the Colegio de Biologos del Peru.
Rodolfo is an architect and urbanist who has made large contributions to urban planning throughout his career. His contributions, suchs as the creation of the Metropolitan Institute of Planning (IPM, Lima), the development of several Urban Plans —including the Masterplan for the development of Costa Verde in Lima—, have earned him recognition by the Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru (CAP) in 2017. Rodolfo is professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and Ricardo Palma University (URP). Rodolfo holds a Master's Degree in Human Settlements and Environment (Chile) and a Master in Sciences' Degree with a major in Urban and Regional Planning (Perú). Moreover, he has higher studies in Rural-Regional Integrated Development Planning (Israel), City Planning (Japón), and Informal Land Markets and Regularization of Human Settlements in Latin America (Peru). He also concluded PhD studies in Political Science and Government (Perú). Previously, Rodolfo worked as Director of Local Planning for the IMP, and won the National Contest organize by the Ministry of Housing and Construction (MVCS): “Proposals for Solutions to the Housing Problem” in 1991.
Oscar Apaza is an architect with a major in urban planning by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) with experience in several architecture studios. He is member of the PUCP’s Interdisciplinary Research Group of Cities and Territories (INCITU). Currently, he is a member of UDEAL, an organization that brings together students and professionals from different careers related to urban planning, in order to develop more fair, democratic and humane cities. In addition to his work as designer and researcher, he has been a speaker in various conferences about urban planning and public space.