Paulo Tavares is an architect, researcher and writer based in South America. His work has been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide, including Harvard Design Magazine, the Oslo Architecture Trienniale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and the São Paulo Biennial. He is the author of the books Forest Law (2014), Memória da Terra (2018), and Des-Habitat (2019).
Tavares’s design and pedagogic practice spans different territories, social geographies, and media. He taught design and visual cultures at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Artes de la Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, and prior to that led the MA program at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths in London. He is currently professor at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo at the University of Brasília, Brasil.
In 2017 Paulo Tavares created the agency autonoma, a platform dedicated to urban research and intervention. Tavares is a long-term collaborator of Forensic Architecture and was a fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2018-2019). He co-curated the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019.