Juliana Barbi

Juliana Barbi

Juliana Barbi is a PhD student at the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven, Brussels. She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), situated in Florianópolis, Brazil. In 2010 she co-founded the collaborative studio Nimbu, aiming to explore the dialogue of architecture with other artistic and technological media, including music, theatre, photography, video art and hacker culture. She obtained her Master’s degree (with great distinction) in Cultural Studies at KU Leuven in 2016, with a dissertation that critically analyzed the politics of the architectural imagery of Brasília. Since then, feminist and post-colonial theories in architecture have been her main research interests, with a particular focus on domesticity, modernity, everyday life and bottom-up meaning making processes. Her current research project, titled ‘The Political Home — Brasília and the negotiation of political subjectivity in the modern middle-class dwelling’ is supervised by Martino Tattara and Hilde Heynen.