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.


This website is a personal blog. The views expressed on this site are entirely those of its author and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or any other organization. And while copying is the sincerest form of flattery, it's also not legal, so please don't take any content or images without asking.