How can children participate in changing urban areas? – USP Journal

The ebook, out there on-line, discusses children’s rights in cities in Brazil and Portugal, with the participation of a professor from the Faculty of Education at USP.

By Gabriel Koga

The means town develops can deprive children of entry to public areas – Image: UNICEF/BRZ/Raoni Liborio

Metropolis, massive or small heart in phrases of variety of inhabitants, establishments and buildings. Cities can be understood as areas the place inhabitants dwell, occupy and rework, because the configurations embrace essentially the most numerous human, inventive, financial and social expressions. In essentially the most numerous contexts, town can be an applicable place to advertise citizenship by enabling children’s participation in urban areas.

In this context, this publication Children’s Right to the City: Perspectives from Brazil and Portugal Presents socio-cultural research of childhood and dialogue between structure and urbanism, public coverage, anthropology, geography, artwork and training. The ebook is offered without cost at this hyperlink.

with its group Marcia aparecida GobiProfessor and researcher Faculty of Education (FE) From USP; Katrina Thomasthe instructor Lisbon Polytechnic Institute; CLARISTON EJIDRO DOS ANJOSAdjunct Professor Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) And Eunice Castro SexusThis researcher University of Lisbon, the work is the results of a joint and worldwide challenge. The debate on relations between children and the proper to town contains contributions from 46 authors from completely different areas of Brazil and Portugal, in addition to the collaboration of a Spanish researcher.

Is it proper?

The publication consists of 13 chapters and textual content dialogues with reflections on the manufacturing of an urban house created by children. It is feasible to study in regards to the adjustments and transformations of town-constructing course of and the connection between childhood and mobility, political participation and artwork. The creator’s method presents the urban house as a artistic and liveable work to the children’s viewers, straight or not directly by means of gestures, speech and proposals. According to the organizers, the proper to town, as offered by theorists Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey, entails rights associated to the wrestle for housing, citizenship, rights to urban nature, and tradition.

Efforts to deliver collectively specialists from completely different areas differ when contemplating variations in childhood contexts. In work, “being a baby” takes on specific proportions when one is black, poor, woman, European or Latin American, immigrant, older or youthful, indigenous, homeless or homeless, resident of a social neighborhood, amongst different modalities. Each id attribute can affect expertise and studying.

Such themes, and what their authors and their authors deliver to us, seek advice from strengthen the already extensively debated thought in regards to the alleged universality of childhood, which nonetheless lacks theoretical focus and investigation that appears for its cultural, financial, social traits; Stories that make cities out of their infants and children, and themselves and the folks round them.
— Marcia Aparecida Gobi, Clariston Ijidro dos Anjos, Eunice Castro Sexus and Catarina Tomás, organizers of the ebook.

The challenge to occupy a public house in Lisbon used maps created by college students of Escola Básica Sampaio Garrido – Photo: Reproduction / Facebook “Abraça a tua Praça”

One of the experiences offered in the ebook is a challenge developed in town of Fano, Italy, involving children in town planning course of and in the design of urban areas and providers. It takes place in dialogue with a children’s council, municipalities and different public our bodies. Another challenge, in Portugal, took architects into elementary faculties and used scholar drawings to suggest collective options at Praça das Novás Nácios. The work finished with the children was despatched to the Lisbon City Council.

Children’s rights to town: views from Brazil and Portugal have an introduction Marcos Cesar de FreitasProfessor of Education in the School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences (FFLCH) at USP and researcher and author Joao Teixeira Lopes, President of the Portuguese Sociological Association. In addition, it has a particular Scientific Council — consisting of execs in the fields of training, psychology, pedagogy and social sciences — to guage every textual content produced.

The publication launched this 12 months can be learn or downloaded on the hyperlink:

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