Paulo Tavares is an architect and researcher currently living in South America. His work has featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide, including Harvard Design Magazine, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and the São Paulo Art Biennial. He is the author of the books Selva Jurídica (2014), Memória da Terra (2018) and Des-Habitat (2019).
Tavares’s design and pedagogic practice spans different territories, social geographies and media. He has taught design and visual cultures at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Arts at Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, and prior to that led the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths in London. He is currently professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade de Brasília, Brasil.
In 2017, Tavares founded the agency autonoma, a platform dedicated to urban research and intervention. Tavares has a long-term collaboration with the Forensic Architecture collective and was a researcher at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2018-2019). Tavares was a co-curator for the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019.