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On June 29, the Museu da Casa Brasileira – an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo – and the ArqXP Magazine will promote an online debate on the MCB’s Youtube on the quality of the internal space of housing and its importance growing number of professionals in Interior Design.

With the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), the importance of living in an equipped, friendly and cozy house increased exponentially and – therefore – people began to adapt their environments to new practical and aesthetic needs.

According to a survey by the Brazilian Association of Electronic Commerce (ABComm), the number of online sales of furniture and decoration items increased by 23.61% from March to April 2020. 2020 The Consumoteca Group showed – recently – that 55% of people with greater purchasing power in Brazil made changes to their homes during the quarantine, while 39% of families in class C did the same.

Given this scenario, doubts arise about the difference between Architecture and Design, along with issues related to the importance of qualified professionals in Interior Design, a regulated profession since 2016 that has been gaining space. Even more recently, in May 2021, professionals from São Paulo acquired the right to register with the Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy of São Paulo​ (CREA-SP).

To learn more about these and other subjects such as: ART issue, area curriculum and demand for specialists for construction and renovations, follow this debate, which will feature the participation of Alexandre Salles (IED São Paulo/Studio Tarimba), Sueli Garcia ( Belas Artes-SP/ ABD/ PO Box Design) and Silvana Carminati (ABD/ CIDI), mediated by Gustavo Curcio (ArqXP/ FAUUSP).


Virtual chat wheel | Interior Design: challenges for the training and recognition of professionals

June 29th, Tuesday

Hours: from 5 pm

Live stream by: YouTube MCB


About Alexandre Salles

Graduated in Architecture and Master in Urban Semiotics from FAUUSP, Alexandre coordinates the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Interior Design and Furniture Design at the European Institute of Design – IED São Paulo. He has experience in large architecture firms in São Paulo, in addition to having collaborations in national and international architecture projects and competitions. In 2011, he founded Estúdio Tarimba, a multidisciplinary firm focused on the development of corporate, commercial, residential, consulting and design research projects. He has participated in academic boards of Brazilian and international universities, as a member of the jury of numerous awards related to interior design, product, architecture, and also in content curation for events and exhibitions related to the universe of Architecture, Art and Design. Juror in the Furniture category at the 34th MCB Design Award.

About Sueli Garcia

Doctor in Education, Art and History of Culture at Mackenzie-SP (2014), Master in Communication at UNIP (2002) and graduated in Design at Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo (1986). She is currently a professor and coordinator of the Interior Design and Product Design undergraduate courses at Belas Artes-SP. She is also a professor of the Postgraduate courses in Interior Design and the Masters in Architecture, Urbanism and Design at the same institution. She is the author of the books “Arquitetura do Espaço Cenográfica” (2011) and “Art and Culture in Fashion as fundamentals of contemporary dress” (2014). She is a content writer for the History of Design at Belas Artes. She is Vice President of Academic at ABD – Brazilian Association of Interior Designers. Since 2010 she has been head and co-founder of POBox Design, a company that develops Trends, Visual Merchandising, Products and Commercial Interiors, through Projects and Consulting, and has received two awards in the area in 2018 and 2019. She develops costumes and scenography for cultural institutions such as Unifesp and Sesc for 14 years. Juror in the Written Works category of the 34th MCB Design Award.

About Silvana Carminati

Bachelor in Interior Design from Belas Artes de SP specializing in Business Management and People Leadership. She is president of the Brazilian Association of Interior Designers (ABD) and accumulates the positions of President of CIDI for Latin America and member of the International Federation of Interior Design (IFI) and of the Public Policy and Design RED for Latin America.

About Gustavo Curcio

Architect, Master and Doctor in Design and Architecture. Gustavo is a professor and researcher at the Project Department at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, where he develops research at undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of ​​Magazine Design and Editorial Graphic Project (online and offline). He is a researcher at the Visual Design Research Laboratory, LabVisual – FAUUSP and at the New Narratives Study Group, GENN – ECAUSP. He has a postdoctoral degree in Design and Architecture from FAUUSP and 20 years of experience in editorial, visual programming, art direction, photography direction and editorial/advertising direction. He recently curated the Pauliceia 2.0 exhibition at the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios in São Paulo. He is on the editorial board of the magazines Arquitetura e Urbanismo (ISSN 0102-8979) and Téchne (ISSN 0104-1053). He coordinates the university extension project for the democratization of access to design ArqXP | Innovative Experiences in Construction. Judge in the Written Works category of the 34th MCB Design Award.

About ArqXP

ArqXP was born in 2019 with the objective of bringing Design and Architecture students closer to innovative initiatives in the Brazilian and international markets. The digital platform and the ArqXP magazine, both free and unrestricted access, have fulfilled the mission of spreading projects and ideas far beyond the university walls. Since January 2020, the project integrates the Culture and Extension activities of FAUUSP, where Gustavo Curcio works as a professor and researcher.

About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on themes such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economy creative, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the MCB Design Award, the main award in the segment in the country, held since 1986, stand out; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve the memory of the rich diversity of living in the country.

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