Forum Lecture: Adapting — Design in a Fully Built Metropolis

November 7, 2022

6:00 pm EST

2022-2023 Forum Lecture Series

Adapting — Design in a Fully Built Metropolis

Date: Monday, November 7, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street

Speaker: Sol Camacho


Free and open to the public 


The lecture will focus on the recent work of the architectural firm RADDAR in São Paolo, Brazil, including renovating the emblematic Oscar Niemeyer COPAN Building, the largest residential building in Latin America. Their work also includes the conservation and management of Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House, an icon of modern Brazilian architecture, and the complex adaptation of the Pacaembu, Brazil’s first soccer stadium.


Sol Camacho will discuss the ramifications that these projects have had as agents of activation of culture in the city of São Paulo.


Sol Camacho

Director, RADDAR

Sol Camacho is an architect, researcher, curator, and director of RADDAR, a design office in São Paulo and Mexico City. She is the former cultural director of Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro, where she designed the Summer Pavilion and coordinated the conservation and management plan for Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House.

She has curated exhibitions on architecture internationally, including the Brazilian Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

Among other professional recognitions, Camacho was selected as a candidate for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (2016) and twice earned the FONCA research scholarship (2012, 2014).

Born in Mexico, she is a graduate of Harvard University and has taught at Princeton University.

About Forum Lecture Series: Perspectives 


The annual Forum Lecture Series is presented by the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University. 


The 2022-2023 lecture series encompasses a variety of perspectives on topics that relate to each of the school’s three specializations:   


•  Design — Ron Thom: Life, Art, and Architecture (Adele Weder) and Indigenuity (Alfred Waugh) 

•  Conservation and Sustainability — Art | Architecture | Craft: a museum for the future (Jennifer Luce) and Adapting —Design in a Fully Built Metropolis (Sol Camacho) 

•  Urbanism — City Building in Context: a Conversation (David Wex, Michael Sørensen, and Joe Lobko) 


The series also engages the issue of Indigenous people and housing — Housing (for) Canada’s Indigenous Populations (Jake Chakasim, David Fortin, and Mark Maracle). 


We are also pleased that the speakers include two Carleton University alumni (Jennifer Luce and Joe Lobko) and a 2022 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture winner (Alfred Waugh). 



We acknowledge the generous support of our founding sponsors: 

Charlesfort Developments 

GRC Architects 

Hobin Architecture 

IBI Group 

Merkley Supply 

Trinity Development Group