Serra do Navio: the production of space and the discourse of development in an Amazonian company town

Serra do Navio: the production of space and the discourse of development in an Amazonian company town

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The implementation of a giant manganese extraction project, coordinated with the policies and interests of the United States in the post-war period, defined the development objectives of Amapá state, on amazon’s extreme north. Built on American modernist concepts, the urban project aimed to control the public and private life of the migrant inhabitants, distancing them from the “savage” people and life of the forest. The end of manganese extraction resulted in the company abandoning the village while the remaining structures were gradually occupied by the inhabitants of the surroundings. A decade later, the Brazilian government decided to remove the so-called invaders. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relationship between space construction and development discourse in the company town of Serra do Navio, as well as to discuss the architectural and cultural legacy of development.

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Priscilla Brasil

Universidade de Coimbra

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Priscilla Brasil

Universidade de Coimbra

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9. The Syndrome of Grand Projects: contamination processes between North-South, West-East, Global-Local

Second Preferred Track

1. Mega-events and mega-projects: trends and demands

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