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Pedro P. Palazzo

Visiting researcher

Centro de Humanidades (CHAM)
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
TechNetEmpire research project
Associate professor

University of Brasilia
School of Architecture and Urbanism
Campus Darcy Ribeiro Gleba A
ICC Norte ASS–585/9
Brasília DF 70.910–900
Partner, Consultant

Ábaco Arquitetura & Design Ambiental
SGAN 912 Módulo C Sala A–13
Brasília DF 70.790–123
www.abaco-arquitetura.com.br
Research group leader

Documentation, Modelling, and Conservation
of Historic Sites
www.labeurbe.unb.br
Education
2010
Ph.D in Aesthetics and Semiology of Architecture and Urbanism
Dissertation: Historiography and critique of the East façade of the Louvre, 1664–1964
University of Brasilia
Supervisor: Dr Flavio Kothe
Co-supervisor: Dr Claude Mignot, Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne
2006
Master in Theory, History, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism
Thesis: The order of distinction: monumentality in inter-war architecture
University of Brasilia
Supervisor: Dr Sylvia Ficher
2005
Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism (professional degree)
University of Brasilia
2003
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Certificate in East Asian Studies
University of Maryland at College Park

Academic and Research Affiliations

2020–
University of Brasilia School of Architecture and Urbanism
Associate professor, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
2020–
Centre for Humanities (CHAM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA–FCSH)
Visiting researcher.
2019–2020
Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra
Visiting researcher.
2010–2014, 2016–2020
University of Brasilia School of Architecture and Urbanism
Assistant professor, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
2014–2016
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Fine Arts, Department of Art History
Assistant professor, undergraduate teaching in the Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration programme, research.
2009–
Ábaco Arquitetura & Design Ambiental Ltd., Brasilia, Brazil
Partner, consultant in architecture and historic preservation.
2006–2010
Centro Universitário Euro-Americano, Brasilia, Brazil
Lecturer, undergraduate teaching.

Research and Funding

All projects conducted as Principal Investigator unless noted otherwise.

2020–
TechNetEmpire: Technical–scientific Networks in the built environment of the Portuguese Empire (1647–1871)
Project coordinated by Alice Faria and Renata Araujo, NOVA–FCSH–CHAM
Funded by FCT, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
2019–
Adaptive Strategies in Traditional Building and Urbanism
Research project funded by CNPq, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology.
2019–
Classic, Traditional, Eclectic: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in the Long 19th Century
Research project funded by FAP–DF, Federal District Research Foundation, Brazil.
2016–2018
Structure and Representation: the roots of design in architecture and construction
Researcher, bilateral exchange committee member
Joint research project: Université catholique de Louvain, University of Brasilia, and University of Rome 2 « Tor Vergata ».
Funded internally by participating institutions.
2014–2019
Urbanisation, Art, and Criticism in Brazil’s First Republic
Research project funded by CAPES, Brazilian Ministry of Education Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education.
2011–2018
Documentation and modelling of traditional architectural features
Project associated with professional studies contracted and funded by IPHAN, National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute, Brazil.
2007–2010
Historiography and Critique of the East Façade of the Louvre, 1664–1964
Doctoral research partially funded by a foreign study grant from CAPES.

Publications in English

Article accepted for publication
‘Vernacular Patterns in Portugal and Brazil: Evolution and Adaptations,’ Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism no. 2 (2021).
2020
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Literary History and Architectural Traditionalism in Portugal and Brazil». Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 32, n. 1 (2020): 25–36.
2019
Ficher, Sylvia, e Pedro P. Palazzo. «Mello, Heitor De». Em Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T056690.
2018
Palazzo, Pedro P., e Ana Laterza. «GIS Model for Morpho-Typology in Historic Preservation and Contextual Design». Em Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design, editado por Giuseppe Amoruso, 3:1218–27. Springer, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57937-5_126.
2018
Palazzo, Pedro P. «GIS-Assisted Identification of Historic Districts: A Conceptual Model Case Study in Planaltina, Brazil». Preservation Education Research 10 (2018): 47–70. http://www.ncpe.us/publications/volume-10-2018/.
2018
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Tipologia da edificação na arquitectura vernácula da Beirã = Building typology in the vernacular architecture of Beirã». Em Um projecto de futuro para a Beirã (Marvão) baseado na arquitectura e urbanismo de tradição alentejana = A project for the future of Beirã (Marvão) based on the traditional architecture and urbanism of the Alentejo region, editado por Alejandro García Hermida, 91–97. Fundação Serra Henriques, 2018. https://www.premiorafaelmanzano.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Livro_FSH_Marvao-1.pdf.
2018
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Accouplement: Vicissitudes of an Architectural Motif in Classical France». Em Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, editado por Ine Wouters, Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels, Bernard Espion, Krista de Jonge, e Denis Zastavni, 2:1029–36. CRC : Balkema, 2018.
2018
Mennucci, Marina Martins, e Pedro P. Palazzo. «Catetinho: The First Presidential House in Brasilia, Brazil». Em Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, editado por Ine Wouters, Stephanie Van de Voorde, Inge Bertels, Bernard Espion, Krista de Jonge, e Denis Zastavni, 2:927–34. CRC : Balkema, 2018.
2017
Palazzo, Pedro P., e Ana Amélia de Paula Moura. «The Missing “Brazilianness” of Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Art and Architecture». Em Whose Tradition? Discourses on the Built Environment, editado por Nezar AlSayyad, Mark Gillem, e David Moffat, 168–87. Routledge, 2017.
2014
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Urbanisation in the Brazilian Hinterland’s ‘Forgotten Century’: Growth Patterns in Planaltina». Em Our Common Future in Urban Morphology, editado por Vítor Oliveira, Paulo Pinho, Luísa Mendes Batista, e Tiago Patatas, 2:504–15. FEUP, 2014. http://isuf2014.fe.up.pt/.
2013
Palazzo, Pedro P., e Ricardo Trevisan. «Città satelliti e Brasilia metropolitana = Satellite cities and the metropolitan Brasilia». Urbanistica 65, n. 150–151 (Janeiro de 2013): 142–44.
2012
Palazzo, Pedro P., e Luciana Saboia. «Capital in a Void: Modernist Myths of Brasilia». IASTE Working Paper Series, Modernism Unbound: Myths, Practices, and Policies, 239 (2012).
2012
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Architecture as Portrait: Exoticism and the Royal Character of the Louvre, 1380–1681». Ikon: Journal of Iconographic Studies 5 (Janeiro de 2012): 235–46. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.IKON.5.100665.
2010
Ficher, Sylvia, e Pedro P. Palazzo. «Modern and Traditional: Brasilia’s Paradigms». Docomomo Journal, n. 43 (2010). https://www.docomomo.com/pdfs/events/docomomo_news/124410_DJ43WEB.pdf.

Other Publications

Upcoming book chapter
‘Le nationalisme romantique en Europe et la critique des styles d’architecture au Brésil,’ in L’historiographie de l’architecture à l’épreuve des transferts culturels, eds. Marianna Cardoso and Hélène Jannière.
2020
Palazzo, Pedro P., e Gabriel Ernesto Moura Solórzano. «Relações de escala na superquadra de Brasília: paradigma ou mistificação?» Paranoá: cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo, n. 25 (14 de Março de 2020): 107–28. https://doi.org/10.18830/issn.1679-0944.n25.2020.8.
2019
Constanti, Andressa Pinheiro, e Pedro P. Palazzo. «Patrimonialização das intervenções modernas em conjuntos históricos: a Ladeira da Misericórdia de Lina Bo Bardi em Salvador». Em Anais, 2019. http://anpur.org.br/xviiienanpur/anaisadmin/capapdf.php?reqid=553.
2017
Palazzo, Pedro P. «As cidades do Planalto Central, do ouro à ferrovia». Em Morfologia urbana : território, paisagem e planejamento, editado por Eneida Maria Souza Mendonça, Milton Esteves Junior, Edilson Cavalcante de Oliveira Júnior, e Michela Sagrillo Pegoretti, 642–51. UFES, 2017. http://pnum2017.wixsite.com/pnum2017.
2017
Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artistico Nacional. «Inventário do Catetinho». Superintendência do Iphan no Distrito Federal, 2017.. Survey, documentation, and preservation guidelines for a historic wooden house in Brasilia, Brazil. Project manager and historian.
2015
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Planaltina e suas narrativas: cultura, memória e patrimônio em publicações locais desde o Século XX». Historiæ 6, n. 2 (2015): 360–82. https://periodicos.furg.br/hist/article/view/5600.
2014
Palazzo, Pedro P. «O Louvre de Luís XIV na historiografia da arte francesa, 1924–1964: o classicismo seiscentista visto pelo prisma do neoclassicismo e do modernismo». Em A construção da narrativa histórica: séculos XIX e XX, editado por Ana Lúcia Lana Nemi, Néri de Barros Almeida, e Rossana Alves Baptista Pinheiro, 143–56. Editora Unicamp ; Editora FAP–UNIFESP, 2014.
2014
Peixoto, Elane Ribeiro, Maria Fernanda Derntl, Pedro P. Palazzo, e Ricardo Trevisan, eds. Tempos e escalas da cidade e do urbanismo: quatro palestras. Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Brasília, 2014.
2014
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Cem anos de ecletismos na arquitetura residencial paulistana». Em Arquitetura, estética e cidade: questões da modernidade, editado por Elane Ribeiro Peixoto e Maria Fernanda Derntl, 85–96. Editora UnB, 2014.
2013
(missing reference)
2012
Palazzo, Pedro P. «Patrimônio Edificado e Ideologia Modernista: Problemas de Intervenção em Sítios Históricos Degradados». Em Patrimônio Cultural: Práticas e Perspectivas de Preservação no Brasil, editado por Márcia Regina Romeiro Chuva e Antônio Gilberto Ramos Nogueira, 191–202. Mauad, 2012.
2012
Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artistico Nacional. Inventário do Setor Tradicional de Planaltina. Superintendência do Iphan no Distrito Federal, 2012.. Survey, documentation, and preservation guidelines for a historic urban site dating back to the early nineteenth century in the Brazilian Central highlands. Project manager and historian.

Award

2015
Brazilian Institute of Architects publication award (honourable mention) for the Historic Preservation Survey Report on the Historic District of the Town of Planaltina.

Teaching

University of Brasilia School of Architecture and Urbanism
Seminar
Required course (Master and Ph.D in Architecture and Urbanism)
Introduction to research methods in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism.
Rationalism, Anti-rationalism, and Analogies in Architecture
Elective course (postgraduate).
History of rationalist and anti-rationalist theories of architecture from the 17th to the 21st century. Critique of arguments by analogy in architectural discourse.
Theories and Thinking about Architecture
Elective course (postgraduate).
Critical appraisal of architectural theories from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Present relevance of pre-industrial conceptions of architecture. Procedural Typology.
Conservation of Modern Heritage
Elective course (postgraduate).
Fundamentals of building archaeology. Differences between traditional and modern construction. Critique of conservation theories and principles as applied to 20th century heritage.
History of Architecture and Art I
Required course (Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism).
Survey of art and architecture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
History of Architecture and Art II
Required course (Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism).
Survey of architecture and urbanisation from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
Architecture and Urbanism in Colonial and Imperial Brazil
Required course (Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism).
Construction and urbanisation in the territory of present-day Brazil from precolumbian times to the end of the 19th century.
Architectural Morphology
Elective course (undergraduate).
Composition, morphology, and typology in architecture. Architectural form in relation to construction and historical change.
Urban Morphology
Elective course (undergraduate).
Morphological structure of urban facts. Urban typology, image of the city, and townscape. Urban design and land use.
Comparative Art
Elective course (undergraduate).
Comparison in aesthetic theories from the 18th century to the present. Expression and meaning in architecture and the visual arts.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Fine Arts
History, Ethics, and Aesthetics of Conservation
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
Historical critique of the principles of conservation and restoration. Italian, Austrian, American, and Spanish schools of preservation. National and international charters.
History of Art IV
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
17th and 18th century art in Europe.
History of Art V
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
19th century art in Europe.
Art in Brazil II
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
Visual arts in Brazil from the 16th to the 18th century. Hybridisation between European, indigenous, and African cultures.
Art in Brazil III
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
Visual arts in Brazil during the 19th century.
Art Market
Required course (Bachelor of Conservation and Restoration).
Economic aspects of the work of art. Market and investment in Brazil. Authenticity as an economic asset.

Leadership and Service

2020–
University of Brasilia postgraduate program in Architecture and Urbanism
Coordinator of the Historic Preservation research cluster.
2018–2021
VI Enanparq: National seminar of the Association for Research and Postgraduate programs in Architecture, Brazil
Organising committee co-chair (with Dr Ricardo Trevisan and Dr Carolina Pescatori).
2019–
Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU Spain and Rafael Manzano Prize)
Scientific committee member.
2017–2019
University of Brasilia postgraduate program in Architecture and Urbanism
Associate program director in charge of the field of Theory, History, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism.
2016
Federal District Culture Department, Brasilia, Brazil
Manager of Historic Preservation and Museums.
2013–2014
University of Brasilia Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
Assistant department chair.
2013–2014
XIII SHCU: National Seminar on the History of Cities and Urbanism, Brazil
Organising committee co-chair (with Dr Elane Ribeiro Peixoto, Dr Maria Fernanda Derntl, and Dr Ricardo Trevisan)
2011
Brasília 50+50 joint workshop: Politecnico di Milano and University of Brasilia
Organising committee member.
2008–
Journal of Urbanism (Taylor and Francis)
Editorial board member.

Master and Doctoral Supervisions

Sole supervisor except where noted otherwise.

2020–
Luis Henrique Colen, Master candidate
Thesis topic: Late 19th and early 20th century architecture in the west of Minas Gerais state.
2020–
Evillyn Biazatti de Araujo, Master candidate
Thesis topic: The régime of the Estado Novo and modernisation in the city of Cuiabá.
2019–
Irina Alencar de Oliveira, Ph.D candidate
Dissertation topic: Places of memory and community appropriation in the city of Goiás.
2019–
Sylvio Carneiro de Farias, Ph.D candidate
Dissertation topic: Public policies in heritage conservation in the historic centre of the city of Santos.
2018–2020
Andressa Pinheiro Constanti, Master
Thesis: Conservation of modern architecture within a historic site in the Ladeira da Misericórdia street, Salvador.
Co-supervised by Eduardo Pierrotti Rossetti
2018–2020
Octávio Scapin Costa Pereira, Master
Thesis: Architecture and psycho-analysis: theoretical crossings since the 1960s.
2018–2020
Gabriel Ernesto Moura Solórzano, Master
Thesis: Brasilia’s superblock: design, arrangement, perception.
2017–2018
Camila de Queiroz Pimentel Lopes, Master
Thesis: Urban form in Natividade, northern Goiás province, in the last third of the 18th century.
2017–2018
Anabel Sousa Lima, Master
Thesis: Urban narratives in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.
2017–2018
Sylvio Carneiro de Farias, Master
Thesis: The experience of the Monumenta funding program for heritage conservation in the city of Cachoeira.
2016–2017
Angelina Nardelli Quaglia, Master
Thesis: Urban history of the Lake Paranoá