Rogério Rezende is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasília in 2011. In 2014 he obtained his master’s degree in Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism at the same institution. His professional practice started as an intern in 2005, developing different scales and types of design projects such as interior design, architecture, and urban design – and in 2016 he co-funded Bino Arquitetura. He was a teaching assistant in some institutions in Brasília, where he taught courses in Theory and History of Architecture, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Design Studios focused on Urban Interventions, Social Housing, and Urban Design. Rogério was also a volunteer coordinator of a Social-Studio in Brasília, working with design solutions for non-profit social organizations.
He is particularly interested in the interactions between architecture and society, flirting with cultural studies and postcolonial theory. His current, preliminary entitled “Contested Brasília: The Utopia of an Egalitarian City” analyzes Brasília’s design and social practices from the intersections between architecture and decolonial studies, focusing on the issues of race, class, and gender studies.