Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
    This description of Edgard Gouveia, Jr.'s work was prepared when Edgard Gouveia, Jr. was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
    An architect and university professor, Edgard Gouveia brings together favela residents and architecture students to design relevant, useful, and appropriate public spaces. This improves living conditions in the favelas, teaches residents that they can change their surroundings for the better, and influences the field of architecture to value community ownership and influence in public projects.
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