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Otis Art Tour: Brazil 2014

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Kathleen Melez, a pediatrician and lawyer, and Javi Diaz, a graphic design student from San Francisco, visited Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18th through 25th, 2014 as part of Continuing Education Division’s Otis Art and Design Tours: Brazil 2014. Javi enrolled for Continuing Education Certificate credit, and produced a travel brochure as a graphic design project. Kathleen participated in the tour for non-credit.

After the tour, Javi posted this on Facebook: Brazil, you were very good to me. I will forever cherish all the adventures and experiences in this beautiful country!

Tour sites in Brasilia included: Paranoa Lake, Itamaraty Palace, Estudio MRGB architecture office, Mane Garrincha Stadium (a site of the 2014 World Cup), several Super Quadras, Three Powers Plaza, the National Congress and Brasilia’s Cathedral.

Tour sites in Rio included: Jorge Mario Jauregui contemporary architecture office, AECOM Rio (which is completing the 2016 Olympic Park in Barra de Tijuca), Sugar Loaf Mountain, Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Capanema Palace (Rio’s Ministry of Education and Health), Cinelandia Plaza, Museu de Arte Moderna, Aterro do Flamengo, Copacabana’s and Ipanema’s boardwalks, the Museum of Image and Sound in Copacabana (which was under construction), the Cantagalo Favela, Christ the Redeemer, the Rio Scenarium nightclub and the Maracanã stadium (site of the 2014 World Cup final), where the group watched a soccer game between São Paulo and Flamengo.

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