Luíza Bastos Lages (Brazil, 1988) is a first year Master’s candidate at the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. Luíza holds a professional degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. In the last years, she has worked as a practicing architect, developing diverse architectural projects; she has also worked together with the dwellers of villages and slums, expelled from city areas undergoing gentrification processes.

Luíza is interested in the intersections of spatial and artistic practices with social-political thought. Hence, her works intend to establish a dialogue between diverse fields of knowledge, such as architecture and urbanism, art, philosophy, and anthropology. More recently, her investigation is particularly targeted to the possible crossing space between ethnographic research methods and the production of artistic works. In this realm, she is interested in the experience of the body in public spaces, as well as in the dynamics of visibility and invisibility of certain subjects and practices in the geographic territory.