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The “Temple of Humanity,” as it is also known, stands as a beautiful contradiction). In that 1889 moment, the idealized future suddenly appeared as a horizon of possibilities and opportunity to be chosen from, a shift that sought to leave behind the past. As we will see shortly, symptomatic in its architecture and literature are unfulfilled expressions of the future that are also containers of, and for, the past, which permeate and persist in a layered present that is imperceptibly short. In that present moment, decadence emerged as the dominant and defining characteristic.
This period is again witnessing large-scale infrastructure projects, some of which are highly controversial and exclusionary, seeking to position Rio on the global stage through two of the most global events. ” Rio de Janeiro is the Cidade Olímpica, an Olympic City, marked by an ideology of global aspirations in which a globalized, marketled framework becomes central to the city’s projections, with booms (and upcoming busts) in real estate and development projects. P. Cuenca alludes in his short story Before the Fall.
Let us get into the marvellous, complex, ever-changing city of Rio de Janeiro. PART I: SPACE AND TIME OF RIO DE JANEIRO 43 NOTES 1. Marília Librandi-Rocha, “Sertão, City, Saudade,” in The New Ruralism: an Epistemology of Transformed Space, eds. Joan Ramon Resina and William Viestenz (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2012), 62. 2. Beatriz Jaguaribe, “Modernist Ruins: National Narratives and Architectural Forms,” Public Culture 11, no. 1 (1999): 298. 3. Jean-François Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, trans.