|Aquino, Eduardo, B.Arch., M.F.A., Ph.D., CREA
Eduardo Aquino is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, concentrating research in the areas of History & Theory of Architecture (Modern and Contemporary), Urban Theory, Urban Design & Public Space (including Public Art), and interconnections between Architecture & Landscape. I have a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches of architectural history, cultural history, critical theory, art criticism, and urbanism. My doctorate research, Beachscape: The Rediscovery of Public Space on the Beach, concentrated on beachscapes: how the beach constructs engaging public spaces in complex urban contexts, looking at the urban beach as a model for the reinvention of urban spaces and architectural design in general, revealing a microcosm of the larger city within buildings and places of a heightened public character.
My commitment to Interdisciplinary Studies and Practice led me to graduate with a Masters of Fine Arts in Open Media from Concordia University, after an initial professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism (São Paulo), which eventually supported the creation of the Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College (Vermont, USA), which I was an Associate Professor, and a founder-collaborator. Over my academic experience I have taught in Architecture, Urbanism, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts (especially sculpture, public art, and new media). I also have an interest in the relationship of academia & practice, especially research projects that have a focus on applied research, in new technologies, in issues connected to craft and making, and projects that intend to create a dialogue between art, architecture & the city. In this process I propose an experimental path of exploration in developing alternative relationships of human interaction with the built and natural environments, along with the theoretical speculations that help us to better understand contemporary culture and the contemporary city.
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