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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This work considered the fragmentation process of the Brazilian Federal District and its surrounding areas. It highlights Brasília city role in the joining process of national territory integration, along with the production of its antithetical match as a disintegrated city: Aguas Lindas de Goiás. The integration is, therefore, associated with the disintegration not glimpsed by its process responsible agents. Aiming to understand its integration procedures the theorical and methodological patterns origin were investigated. Patterns sustained by an instrumentalized reason looking forward to overcoming natural barriers are no longer idolized, however they are now perceived as depositories of resources to be appropriated afterwards. The view point that rooted these actions originated from a rational being influenced by the bourgeois revolutions. The one who raised from darkness to light in such a dynamic way emerging two elements: science and Modern States; including the city perceived as a privileged environment to leave servitude and a god-centric worldview behind and lead a life ruled by himself. This process was established upon a rational universalized model that required the implementation of an integrated colonization. Nevertheless the European domain towards the world does not only concern integration processes. Disintegration happened among colonized people. This process was externalized by speeches, objects, concepts, people, etc. The movement becomes one of the main peculiarities of the bodies produced leading to inborn discussions. Based on this perspective, we emphasize that the buildings raised in order to host power structures in Brasilia were inspired on bodies: female bodies praised by its curves smoothness. However, these bodies were not the only remarkable pieces of the brand new capital city. Also, the migrant bodies convening to build it multiplied vertiginously in such a way to alter the city plan project. Due to it the dialogue among these bodies with different meanings were investigated based on their motion, mainly the migrants who faced long distances heading to the countryside. This movement was reduced afterwards and centered on the border of the Brazilian Federal District and the State of Goiás. The bodies movement promotes an unstoppable process of the final objects redefinition. The new meanings of these objects redefine, then, the movement own logic. Therefore, the discussion among these bodies gathered our efforts to comprehend the fragmentation-integration process focusing on a symbolic city that is simultaneously a venue of encounter and disencounter producing its antithesis: Águas Lindas de Goiás



MELLO, Marcelo de. BRASILIA, WATER AND Lindas de Goiás (IN) MEETING Rationality with irrationality. 2009. 204 f. Tese (Doutorado em Ciencias Humanas) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2009.