Daniela Ortiz dos Santos
former doctoral student
Curriculum vitae

* 1981, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PhD Candidate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. Supervisor: Professor Dr. Ákos Moravánszky (gta/D-ARCH/ETH);
Co-supervisors: Professor Emeritus Arthur Rüegg (D-ARCH/ETH) and Professor Dr. Margareth da Silva Pereira (PROURB-FAU-UFRJ).
Research Title: "Routes of Modernity. Le Corbusier and the Journey to Brazil in 1929: Voyages, Writings, Architecture and Networking" (SNSF research project)

2009: Master Degree in Urbanism PROURB-FAU-UFRJ (field of Specialization: History and Theory of Urbanism), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Supervisor: Professor Dr. Margareth da Silva Pereira. Title: ‘Pequeno vocabulário de Le Corbusier: 1928-1929’ (Le Corbusier 1928-1929: A Study of Words and Vocabulary)

2007: Degree in Architecture and Urbanism FAU-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Supervisor: Professor Dr. Beatriz Santos de Oliveira.
Final Grade of the Diploma’s Project: Excellent.

Academic Experience and Exchanges
July 2010 – to date: Collaborator at the Laboratory of Urban Studies (LeU) headed by Prof. Dr. Margareth da Silva Pereira, at LeU-PROURB-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

January 2008 – June 2010: Assistant at the Laboratory of Urban Studies (LeU) headed by Prof. Dr. Margareth da Silva Pereira, LeU-PROURB-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

April 2009 – June 2010: Co-worker on the research ‘Streets of Rio de Janeiro’, as part of the major research project ‘Streets of Latin America’ (Calles del Sur); headed by Prof. Andrés Borthagaray with the support of the French Organization Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement (IVM). www.ganarlacalle.org

August 2006 - December 2007: Assistant at the Laboratory of Urban Analysis and Digital Representation (LAURD) headed by Prof. Roberto Segre, LAURD-PROURB-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

September 2005 – June 2006: Research at the Le Corbusier Foundation (FLC), Paris, France. Research Project: Le Corbusier and Brazil: the bodies to the poetic Reaction.

June 2004 – July 2004: Foreign exchange student at École d’Architecture, Versailles, France.

June 2001 – April 2005: Student assistant at the research group on ‘Brazilian Residences of the 20th Century’ headed by Professor Beatriz dos Santos Oliveira at PROARQ-FAU-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2012/2015: SNSF Research Scholarship, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland

2012: CNPq Scholarship Program for Full Doctoral Studies Abroad, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Brazil

2012: CCA Collection Research Grant, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (2months)

2011: PhD Scholarship, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich (3months)

2008/09: CAPES Scholarship for Master Students, Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education, Brazil (24 months)

2007: FAPERJ Research Scholarship, Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Research Project ‘Centralidade Urbana do Rio de Janeiro: Iconicidade, poiesis e sociabilidade nos espaços públicos’ [Urban Centrality in Rio de Janeiro: Iconicity, Poiesis and Sociability in Public Spaces], headed by Prof. Dr. Roberto Segre, UFRJ, Brazil (7 months)

2005/06: Programme Bourses Jeunes Chercheurs, Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris, for the Research Project ‘Le Corbusier et le Brésil: les corps à réaction poétique’

2001/04: Scientific Initiation Scholarship, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Rio de Janeiro, for the Research ‘Brazilian Residences of the 20th Century’, headed by Prof. Dr. Beatriz Oliveira, UFRJ, Brazil (36 months)

2008: Honourable Mention received by the Brazilian Architects Institute in Rio de Janeiro (IAB-RJ), for the research project on Brazilian Modern Houses, carried out at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (together with Prof. Beatriz Oliveira), Brazil

2002: Honourable Mention received at the 24th UFRJ Scientific Initiation Program , for the research developed on Brazilian Architect Affonso E. Reidy, Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2002: Design Project of the chair "Blanc et Rouge" selected to participate in the 4th Design School's Award, Liceo de Artes e Oficios da Bahia, Brazil.