Team

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rita afonso

CO- Principal Investigator, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Rita Afonso is the Principal Investigator for the project. A Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ – in the faculty of Business Administration, working primarily in the field of social innovation, she has the specific interest in the relationship between youth work in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and technology.

Email me: ritaafonso@facc.ufrj.br

dorothea kleine

Co- Principal Investigator, University of Sheffield

Dorothea Kleine is the Principal Investigator for the project. She is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Geography Department and Deputy Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). She leads the Digital Technologies, Data and Development Group in SIID. Themes such as participation, gender, justice and choice run strongly through her work. 

Email me: d.j.kleine@sheffield.ac.uk

lee crookes

Co-Investigator, University of Sheffield

Dr. Crookes is a University Teacher for the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield and the Co- Investigator for the project. As a critical geographer/planner he is interested in qualitative methods to explore contemporary issues related to housing, class, gentrification, urban regeneration and associated conflicts over the meaning and use of space.

Email me: l.crookes@sheffield.ac.uk

Silvana Bahia

Partner, Preta lab

Ms Silvana Bahia it the Co-Director of Olabi, a social innovation space in Rio de Janeiro focusing on the empowerment of women of colour and other marginalised groups. They are a digital training lab, a makerspace and a social innovation community, working in the field of technology and social innovation.  Silvana coordinates and develops  the project Pretalab, stimulating the protagonism of black and indigenous women in the world of technologies and social innovation.

Email me: silvana@olabi.com

Gilberto Vieira

Partner, Datalab

Mr Gilberto Vieira is a Co-Director of DataLab, a digital activism, social innovation and a data journalism space in Maré, one of the biggest brazilian favelas in Rio de Janeiro. They focus on using open and crowd-sourced data to highlight human rights issues, visualising them on digital maps and well as working on mechanisms and articulations of cultural production in vulnerable territories, uniting citizen policy and empowerment through new technologies and digital tools. Their work is carried out particularly in the favelas and in participatory processes with in-come poor and marginalised groups. This includes women, people of colour, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community.

Email me:

gilberto@datalabe.org

Lucas Lins

Research Assistant, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Lucas works in the cultural, creative and artistic fields as a researcher, producer, and manager since 2005. His recent project engagements have been in the fields of architectural and documentary patrimony projects, curating art exhibits in museums and cultural hubs, and digitalisation of rare collections of books, as well as publication work, to name a few. Currently, he is involved with sustainability and innovation project for within the apparel industry in Inner State of Rio de Janeiro. Has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Culture Production from the Federal University of Bahia and attends, since 2019, to the Master Degree course at the Production Engineering Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Cultural Management MBA at Cândido Mendes University.

Email me: lucaslins@gmail.com

Gabriel Orsi

Research Assistant, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Gabriel Orsi is a student and researcher at UFRJ in Business Administration. His work focuses on the development of research in the area of ​​social innovation, public sector innovation and creativity in organisations. Specialising in marketing and digital design, he is interested in understanding the processes, tools and structures that make for innovative organisations.

Email me: tinoco.orsi@gmail.com

Geovana Prats

Research Assistant, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Geovana is an undergraduate student in business administration at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ.  Within her studies she is particularly interested in research on sustainable consumption and social innovation.

Email me:

geovana.prats210@gmail.com

Anna Vainio

Research Associate, University of Sheffield

Anna is a current PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield, and a former Community Organiser in Sheffield. Anna’s PhD research is carried out in the context of coastal communities in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, working directly with affected communities in the region. Her research particularly explores the gap between theory and practice in community-based approaches to post-disaster development. As a former Community Organiser Anna holds extensive experience in working with local communities across the city of Sheffield and is working on mapping out social and digital initiatives across Sheffield for the project.

Email me: a.vainio@sheffield.ac.uk

Mike henline

Learning technologist, University of Sheffield

Mike specialises in Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR), and is helping to develop the technical side of the Nosso Mapa project, ranging from the mapping of social initiatives to exploring the potential of AR.

Email me: m.henline@sheffield.ac.uk