Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Edgard Gouveia, Jr.

Architect, Professor, Inclusive Design through Community Organizing
Edgard Gouveia, Jr.

Edgard joyfully leads us in an exploration of how we can play our way into being the change we want to see in the world. Bringing back joy as a response to crisis, and creating spaces where people work together for the common good is Edgard's life and passion.

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  • Introduction
  • Jared Diamond's Collapse and the beginning of a journey
  • Response to the floods in Santa Catarina in 2008
  • Play a game to make change
  • Sending a nation on an impossible mission
  • Bringing back joy
  • Building and working together
  • How to start a more playful approach
Edgard Gouveia, Jr.

Edgard Gouveia, architect and University professor, brings together favela residents and architecture students to design relevant, useful, and appropriate public spaces.


'Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed' book by Jared Diamond

The “Oasis Game” in Santos

Edgards TedTalk Amazonia

Walkout Walk on

Edgards TedTalk Sao Paulo

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  • Maria Patricia Aguirre Prado

    If it isn´t fun it isn´t sustainable!!!!
    Fun free fast No excuse…nothing is impossible if we walk and play together!
    Obrigada Edgard!!!! Vamos brincar mais! Loved it!

  • saskia

    thank you Edgard! hat a beautiful energy. I could not follow all you said, but clearly felt your passion and dedication and loved your emphasis on love, fun, joy and working together . I’m starting the day with a big smile. Obrigado!

  • What an amazing and infectious quality, Thank you Edgard! That adventurous, game loving part of me was jumping up and down as you spoke,but my attention was equally drawn to how often I put the brakes on myself in my engagement both in participation and leadership, so I’m really inspired to stay aware of those self-imposed limitations and change that! FFFF!

  • Brij

    Wow ! Could you share videos and links of the game for us to know more

  • elgin

    Wow! Thanks Edgar and Kosha. That is the kind of projects and approaches to open hearts and find back into togetherness. Love it. I am already asking myself how to implement it in the village….

  • Betül Ka

    What an inspiring talk with lots of joy and wonderfulness! Thank you so much Edgar for being here with your powerful energy.

  • Hi everyone! Here is Edgard.
    Thank you do much for your commnets!
    I am not so much a socialmedia person but I am preparing few more materials To share. So far You can find a bit more here: http://www.livelab.org.br and @jornadax on Instagram


    One more Channel you can take a look. Play The Call: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlayTheCall/videos

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