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The João do Rio Mapping Project
This website and maps are a product of a yearlong research project conducted in Brazil, made possible through a Fulbright Grant.
The objective of this project was to:
Explore Urban Inequality in Rio de Janeiro at the turn of the 20th Century, through:
•João do Rio's cronicas (stories he wrote about life in Rio de Janeiro)
•archival research and analysis
•creating digital maps of the data collected & spatial analysis
I conducted an investigation of the socio-cultural context of João do Rio’s Rio de Janeiro. Through a
detailed map series, I hoped to reveal the city the way
João do Rio experienced it in the early 1900s, combining demographic data with the geography delineated within his literature.
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