The Brazilian Researcher and Practitioner in Urban Planning, Flavia Neves Maia, is amongst the 11 young leaders who were announced as 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Columbia University Scholars. Flavia was also one of the participants of our program Columbia Women's Leadership Network 2018 in partnership with Fundação Lemann , Instituto Humanize and República.org.
Fellipe Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro and has an MFA in film from Columbia University. His film Laura won Best Documentary at the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival and was selected at Hot Docs, Visions du Réel and Bafici. His fiction debut Casa Grande, supported by the Sundance Labs, premiered at the 2014 Rotterdam Film Festival, was selected at San Sebastián, Cairo and Havana, and won 13 awards around the world. Gabriel and the Mountain premiered at the 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week, where it won two awards. His last film Domingo, co-directed with Clara Linhart, premiered at Venice Days and opened the 2018 Brasília Film Festival.
Cândida Borges is a Brazilian contemporary musician and transmedia artist – pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, performer, educator and Scholar. Nowadays she is a PhD Candidate in Arts at Plymouth University (UK, 2018) and a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, US). She is launching now a project that proposes to capture the sound and visual memory of people.