Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Natália Cidade

Natália Cidade

Natália Cidade is an architect and urbanist, currently on a Master in urbanism in Prourb, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Her research interests focus on the urban refugee issue, and in the expansion of the discussion concerned to vulnerable groups in architecture and urban planning for beyond technical solutions. Natália’s interests are related to these groups integration challenges, and how the built environment is one of the central themes related to such processes and she believes that it can be a strong ally for them to work on. Natália is willing to deepen her knowledge on the interdisciplinary contributions on displacement and at improving her understanding of the underlying political, social, and environmental factors that compose theses dynamics, and bring it closer to technical responses over the built environment, engaging with different practitioner and researchers that work with it. Natália has had her Bachelor Degree in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the School of Architecture and Urbanism in UFRJ, and is also a partner at Terceira Margem Arquitetura e Singularidades, an architecture agency that has an innovative participatory methodology for architectural and urban projects.