Reducing Boundaries at Unilasalle

7th November 2016

Categories > Dissemination, Research

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Tonight at 19h, we are going discuss the results of Latitude’s investigation in the frame of the EU funded research “Reducing Boundaries” at Unilasalle, Canoas. Professors and students of both the Faculty of Law and Criminology and the Faculty of Architecture will be present to debate the question of urban security from various angles, understanding the interrelation between socio-spatial issues and the agency of environmental and defensive policies, crime, juridical measures and law. We will also show the documentary “Na bolha” (In the Bubble) in oder to record reactions and feedbacks.

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Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar, VUB, Brussels

13th January 2016

Categories > Dissemination, Education

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In the frame of the ongoing IRSES Marie Curie Staff Exchange “Reducing Boundaries” – Latitude Brussels (BE), IUAV Venice (IT) and UNILASALLE Canoas (BR) – Latitude Platform and Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) invited professors of the Master Course of Law and Society of the Faculty of Law and Criminology of UNILASALLE to speak about “Law and urbanism in southern Brazil: studies on the culture of fear and victimization processes”.

Tomorrow, January 14 from at 12 am (campus La Plaine, building F, 4th floor) Prof. Dr. Renata Almeida da Costa (Lawyer and Professor of “Criminalization, Culture and Urbanization”), Prof. Dr. Cristiane Catarina Fagundes de Oliveira (Attorney of the City Hall of Porto Alegre) and Prof. Dr. Marcos Catalán will discuss the production of the social sense of (in)security and the impact on political and administrative decisions.

Recurrent terms such as “violence” and “victimization” tend to be present in people’s daily life in large urban centers influencing the social perception of (in)security. In that sense, the progressive fencing of urban spaces, the use of private security devices and the production of more Criminal Law are the contemporary strategies to face fear. Therefore, a critical observation of criminal statistical data of large cities (like Canoas, in Southern Brazil) is needed, seeking a dialogical analysis of the sense of insecurity with respect to the contemporary society and the adoption (or not) of compensatory public policies to production fear.

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