Julia Silva de Medeiros, Doctoral Researcher

Research Associate

Main Focus

Julia’s research is interested in the afterlife of deindustrialized cities in the Amazon Forest.

Curriculum Vitae

Julia obtained her B.A. in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Pernambuco and her M.A. in Transformative Urban Studies at the Institute of Urban Planning and Alpine Geography, in Grenoble. She is a doctoral researcher at the Gerda Henkel-funded group “Resilient Forest Cities: Utopia and Development in Modern Amazon”, based at the Max-Planck Institute of Geoanthropology. In her research, she interrogates about the afterlife of so-called “abandoned” extractivist Amazon cities. By cross-referencing themes from Urban History, Environmental History and Critical Heritage Studies, she is especially interested in questioning the process these deindustrialized cities and the remaining citizens go through as these places start being recognised as Cultural Heritage.

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