MARIA JOÃO PITA ¶ architecture + urban designmail@mariajoaopita.info
WHO I AM AND SOME OF MY WORK
  

I am an architect
with international experience in different contexts, teams and project phases.

My aim is to link public and private space, city and territory, physical and human space,
teams and projects, research and entreprises.

Maria João Pita (Lisboa, 1981) graduated in Architecture from ISCTE, Lisboa, PT (2005), with an Erasmus exchange at the TU Darmstadt, DE. She is member of the Portuguese Architects Order (2006). Her work in architecture and urban design includes collaborations with S333 Architecture+Urbanism, NL; Feichtinger Architectes, FR; Aéroports de Paris - INAU, FR; Reichen et Robert & Associés, FR; and Michel Desvigne paysagiste, FR.

She has also developed independent activities being project leader of different Europan sessions - E10, Lisboa, PT (“in-between”); E11, Guimarães, PT (“270° Landscape” - 1st prize with Collectif ETC); E13, AzenhaDoMar, PT (“DreamCatcher”); being part of the 40 Europan experts around the theme - The Adaptable City; being collaborator of Contrepoint, CH and BazarUrbain, FR; and being part of CivicWise network.

Since 2014, as project founder, she has developed Atelier Da Rua (finalist IOP’2014, NUFF’2015 and CreaRÎF’2016), experiencing entrepreneurism and being author of different texts and communications dedicated to the theme and presented in several contexts such as the Venice Architecture Biennale‘2014 or the Future of Places III - UN Habitat, in Stckholm.

In 2014 she founded the project Conto-Contigo.fr / AGRAFr, nominated for Prix Cap Magellan’2015 as Best Citizen Initiative and as Best Associative Project.

Between 2015 and 2016 she took part of the 1st course of Espace(S) Public(S) from Science Po Toulouse; and the 1st course of Civic Design from Colegio de Arquitectura de Madrid.

Her interests goes for territory and urban design, architectural relations between public and private space, urban design methodologies, participated and active architecture, governance and entrepreneurism, stories of life, people and places.
competitions and distinctions
2016 NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL "Atelier DaRua", Toronto, CA #selected

2016 CreaRÎF Atelier IdF Entrepreneurs du Changement "AtelierDaRua", Paris, FR #finalist

2015 EUROPAN13 The Adaptable City 2 "DreamCatcher", Azenha do Mar PT
2015 NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL "Atelier Da Rua", Los Angeles, CA, USA #finalist
2015 CIDADE&ARQUITECTURA "Um arco de tempo, da cerâmica ao território" Caldas da Rainha PT
2015 CAP MAGELLAN AWARD - MACIF - Best Associative Project "Conto-Contigo.fr" FR #finalist
2015 CAP MAGELLAN AWARD - CGD - Best Citizen Initiative "Conto-Contigo.fr" FR #finalist
2015 ACREDITA PORTUGAL 5ed Realize o seu sonho "Atelier Da Rua", PT #10%bestprojects
2014 FAZ-IOP 2014 3ed "se essa RUA fosse minha..." / "Atelier Da Rua", PT #finalist
2011 EUROPAN11 From place to territory "270°Landscape", Guimaraes, PT #winner + CollectifETC
2009 EUROPAN10 Inventing Urbanity "in-between", Lisboa, PT
2009 FERNANDO TAVORA AWARD 4ed "AGRI CUL TURA + ARQUI TEC TURA" #finalist
2005 SECIL UNIVERSIDADES AWARD "Santarém ReDefiniçoes" Santarém, PT #finalist
2005 UIA Creating Space in Extreme and Extraordinary Conditions "Santarém ReDefinitions", PT
2004 UIA Celebrating the Cities "Eatable Landscapes", Évora, PT
workshops
2016 I CivicWise Glocal Camp, Paris, FR
2016 XII Encontro Nacional do Grupo Cidadania & Territorio, Juncal do Campo, PT
2015 FoPIII UrbanThinkersCampus PublicSpaceInTheNewUrbanAgenda UN-Habitat, Stockholm, SE
2015 Direction BIM #1, #2, Pole Formation IdF - EVA, Paris, FR
2015 Programme Entrepreneurs du Changement, L'ATELIER IdF, Paris, FR

2015 Projectando a participaçao cidada a nivel supralocal, CES + CIUL, Lisboa, PT

2015 MIES - 1a fase: Inovaçao e Sustentabilidade, FCG, Lisboa, PT

2014 Design-Fiction, PROTO204-EPPS + GHOST CITY LAB, Paris-Saclay, FR
2014 Paris-Saclay à l'heure de l'économie collaborative et de l'innovation social,PROTO204-EPPS,FR
2014 BOOTCAMP IOP'2014, FCG + IES, Lisboa, PT
2013 Atelier I-II: Av. France VdP, with CONTREPOINT et BAZAR URBAIN, Paris, FR
2012 Linking wih uses - Adalklaaersrasse - T2 - WildWien, EUROPAN 11 + CITY OF WIEN, Wien, AT
2008 3D Studio Max Architecture, ARCHIBAT, Paris, FR
2005 Intuitive 3D modelling in architectural space design, ECAADE'05, Lisboa, PT
2005 VI Workshop - The spatial organization of a Place by Arch. R.Thut, Riein, CH
2003 V.2 Atomicdelicia web + design, by R. Cerqueira, Lisboa, PT
2003 IX Internacional Workshop of Urban Design, Fondation Romualdo del Bianco, Firenze, IT
conferences and presentations
2016 Atelier l'Avenir de la Rue, RUE DE L'AVENIR "Atelier Da Rua", Paris, FR #speaker
2016 PAYSAGE.S! "Le design civique et le réseau collaboratif CW", NERUDALAB, FR #speaker
2016 CivicTalks #01 CivicWise GlocalCamp, VOLUMES, Paris, FR #speaker
2016 CivicMarathon #01 "AtelierDaRua", CIVICWISE, VOLUMES, Paris, FR #speaker
2016 CinemaDePassages - du passage des images à l'image des passage, IVM, Paris, FR #guest
2016 CivicWise PechaKucha #02 "un parcours vers CivicWise", VOLUMES, Paris, FR #speaker
2015 Activando o espaço publico "Atelier Da Rua", NOTE Arquitectura e Arte, Lisboa, PT #speaker
2015 1a Conferencia on-line de Urbanismo Tatico #organisation committee
2015 1er Forum des Carrières de l'Europe, SGAE, Alliance Française, Paris, FR
2015 CivicWise MeetUp #2 "Participation Citoyenne", VOLUMES, Paris, FR #speaker
2015 ESS Europe - Réenchanter l'Europe avec le ESS, l'Atelier IdF, VdP, Paris, FR
2015 La Rue - partage et frontage, avec Nicolas Soulier, RUE DE L'AVENIR, IAU, Paris, FR
2015 L'innovation dans les métiers de l'ingénierie territoriale, AITF, SUPERPUBLIC, 27e Région, Paris, FR
2015 La démocracie locale à l'épreuve des communs, SUPERPUBLIC, 27e Région, Paris, FR
2015 FoPIII, AX: Johnson Foundation, UN-Habitat, PPS, Stockholm, SE #contributor
2015 Penser l'écologie politique,LCSPParis7Diderot,MNHM,Ladyss,CEPN,AgroParisTech,TEM,FR
2015 Colectivos para uma arqueologia do território, colloque international ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, PT
2015 Digital Polis, colloque international, MAIRIE DE PARIS, Paris, FR
2015 MIES - Mapa da Inovaçao e Empreendedorismo Social - fase 1, FCG, Lisboa, PT
2014 Soirée crowdfunding, Social Good Weekend, MDA 12eme, Paris, FR
2014 Soirée BéneVolt, MAIRIE DE PARIS + SENSECUBE, Paris, FR
2014 2eme LusoJournée: Luso-Idées, AGRAFr, FCG, Paris, FR
2014 CIDADANIA 2.0 "Atelier Da Rua", Porto, PT #speaker
2012 World Heritage Earhen Architecure, UNESCO - WHEAP Colloquium, Paris, FR
2012 Europan - Bauen als Diskurz - hybride praktiken (E11), HAUS DER ARCHITEKTUR, Graz, AT #speaker
2012 Europan 11 - Forum of Results - inventing typologies to diversify uses, Wien, AT #speaker
2012 Europan 11 PT results - connectivity - from place to territory, Guimaraes, PT #speaker
2011 Urban Morphology in Portugal - approaches and perspectives, 1st Conf. PNUM, Porto, PT
2003 DesignInclusivo,SociedadeInclusiva+ProjectarP/Todos+EspaçoPúblico,EspaçoDeCidadania,PT
2003 CidadeEmExercício - AbandonoDaVocaçãoIndustrial, AfirmaçãoDeNovosUsos, Lisboa,PT
exhibitions
2012 Europan - bauen als diskurs, HAUS DER ARCHITEKTUR, Graz, AT

2012 Forum Europan 11 Results - inventing typologies to diversify uses, EUROPAN, Wien, AT

2012 Europan 11 Portugal Results - connectivity from place to territory, EUROPAN,Guimarães,PT
2010 Europan 10 Portugal Results - European Urbanity, EUROPAN, Lisboa, PT
2007 S333 - Nouvelles Ecologies Urbaines, LA GALERIE D'ARCHITECTURE, Paris, FR
2003 Celebration of Cities - Results, UIA, Lisboa, PT
academic papers
2016 QuelCheminPourUnProjetD’InitiativeCitoyenneDediéàl’EspacePublic?A.DaRua, SciencePo,FR
2015 AtelierDaRua:aParticipatedStreetDesignProcess, 8thCITTA-AESOPconf.OnPlanningResearch,PT
2015 APopulaçãoPortuguesaQualificadaEmFrança:RealidadeAGRAFr, Conf.FugaDeCérebros,FLUP,PT
2015 HowIsYourStreet?Questioning&CreatingUrbanDesignToolsTowardsMoreHumanizedPlaces", FoPIII
2014 DesigningWithThePeopleOnTheStreetTowardsTheCity, Arch.DesignResearchSymp.,VeniceBiennal
publications
2017 CivicPractices, CivicWise + Lugadero #co-editor
2016 DiseñoCívico: Diseño,Territorio e Inteligencia Colectiva - v 1.0, Trabajo Colaborativo #co-author
2014 Architectural Design Research Symposium 20 - 21 November 2014, Venice #contributor
2014 AtelierDaRua (PT), in issuu.com/atelier.da.rua/docs/20141111_atelier_da_rua_book_pt #co-author
2014 AtelierDaRua (FR), in issuu.com/atelier.da.rua/docs/20141111_atelier_da_rua_book_fr #co-author
2013 E13 Theme - Contributions of 40 European Experts, europan-europe.eu, EU #contributor
2012 Reconnections - Europan 11 Results, europan EU #contributor
2012 Europan11 Results - Resonance between territories and ways of life, PT & FR #contributor
press
2016 Você quer participar de uma ação que vai mudar a cara de Curitiba?, GazetaDoPovo, Curitiba, BR
2015 Un atelier participatif pour repenser… la rue., Paris-Saclay Le Média, FR
2015 Parcours d’une jeune architecte… « européenne », Paris-Saclay LeMédia, FR
2014 Retour s/ la journée: l’innovation sociale et l’économie collaborative, Paris-Saclay LeMédia,FR
2014 Projecto Atelier da Rua é apresentado amanha no Museu do Trabalho, O Setubalense, PT
2014 AGRAFr organizou debate sobre os olhares exteriores sobre Portugal, Luso Jornal, FR
2012 eUropean Urbanity - E11 Results from Austria, Hungary and Kosovo, europan AT
2012 Europan: Der mobile Architekt, Bauwelt 15-16.12, DE
2012 Guimarães: Am äuBersten Rand der Europäischen Kulturhauptstadt, Bauwelt 15-16.12, DE

2012 Guimarães 270°Landscape: regeneration of an urban sequence, IlGiornaleDell'Archiectura,102, IT

2010 Europan 10 Portugal Results, Inventing de urbanity: regeneration, revitalization, colonization, PT
other experiences

2016 Les universalistes, 50AnsD'ArchitecturePortugaise,Chaillot+Aligre93.1FM, FR #emissionguest

2016 - CivicWise #civicwiseR
2015 - 2016 ISOCARP & UIA / Habitat III / World Urban Campaign #professionalsconstituentgroup
2015 Urban October Design, UN-HABITAT, concours de design graphique
2015 - PlaceMaking Leadership Council - Project for Public Spaces #member
2014 2e Luso Journée, AGRAFr, Paris, FR #organisationcommittee
2014 - AGRAFr Association des Diplomês Portugais en France #member #direction'2015 #CC.fr
2014 - CONTO-CONTIGO.fr - AGRAFr #co-founder #projectleader'2014-2015
2014 - ATELIER DA RUA #co-founder #projectleader
2013 E13 theme - Contributions of 40 European Experts - europan-europe.eu #expert
2005 Grupo de Ordenamento do Território do GEOTA - ONG #volunteer
2003 1st National Congress of Architecture Students in Portugal #organizationcommittee
2003 Journey “Arquitectura.ISCTE 2003” #organizationcommittee
2001 - 2003 GEAr.ISCTE - Group of Architecture Students #co-founder #direction
2000 - 2002 Pedagogic Council of ISCTE #architecturestudentmember