Carolina Nunes is an Urban Ecosystems Architect at Humanität. She graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from UFSC Federal University of Santa Catarina in 2005. In 2011, she completed her post-degree studies in Sustainable Architecture at FURB, and in 2014, she earned her MBA in Real Estate Management from FGV, culminating in her final project titled “The Construction of Humanized Public Spaces through Real Estate Development.” She served as a Guest Researcher at the Technical University of Munich, Chair of Regional and Urban Planning, and held Visiting Researcher positions at the University of Delft and the University of Copenhagen.
Carolina’s German Chancellor Fellowship, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, focused on the project “Rivers and Cities: Environmental Issues and Public Spaces – New Planning Strategies as an Interconnection of Administrative Expertise and Civil Society Activities in Cities.”
With over a decade of experience in Architecture and Urban Planning, Carolina has undertaken architectural projects for various buildings and urban projects related to furniture, parks, and squares. Since 2007, she has been an author of articles and the creator, scriptwriter, and presenter of TV and web series. Starting in 2012, she personally engaged with urban issues and the transformation of community perceptions and attitudes towards sustainable cities and quality of life. In 2015, she delivered a TEDx talk titled “Urban Acupuncture: A Change in Perspective“, and in 2017, she spoke at TEDx again with the talk “The Fluid ‘Nature’ of Modernity: Just Like a River“.
Walter Weingaertner, a mechanical engineer who graduated from UFSC Federal University of Santa Catarina, gained experience at prestigious institutions such as RWTH-Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute. After years of working in the industry, Walter drew upon his personal experiences from childhood and adolescence in Germany to question the model of the cities we inhabit. In pursuit of cities that offer greater quality of life and a stronger connection to nature, he began to coordinate discussion groups on urban themes.
Recognized for his talent in discovering the potential of cities, Walter proposed various parks, routes, and paths for non-motorized mobility and leisure, all while emphasizing the value of natural, built, and cultural heritage. With his keen eye, Walter brings the richness of cities into focus through photography and videos.