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Gilberto Vieira

Former Research Fellow

Gilberto Vieira is a PhD student in Urban Studies at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - Brazil and has been researching the centrality of urban latinamerica peripheries in the era of data coloniality. He is part of Jararaca (, a research group in urban technopolitics. Gilberto is also co-funder of data_labe (, a data journalism lab in Rio de Janeiro run by young favela's residents who work by generating, searching, analyzing and visualizing data on gender, race, education, territory and digital rights. In Weizenbaum, Gilberto is a Visiting Researcher in the Diversity and New Commons research group.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group „Design, Diversity and New Commons

Fields of research

data, urban studies, decoloniality, peripheries, latinoamerica, youth, technologies, commons


Relevant publications

LUQUE, A. ; FIRMINO, R. J. ; FARINIUK, T. M. D. ; VIEIRA, G. ; MARQUES, J. . Platforms in the making: Hacking the urban environment in Brazilian cities. In: Mike Hodson; Julia Kasmire; Andrew McMeekin; John G. Stehlin; Kevin Ward. (Org.). Urban Platforms and the Future City: Transformations in Infrastructure, Governance, Knowledge and Everyday Life. 1ed.Londres: Routledge, 2020, v. 1, p. 248-261.

FIRMINO, R.; PIO, D.; VIEIRA, G. Revolução periférica dos dados em tempos de pandemia global. Revista de Morfologia Urbana, [S. l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. e00156, 2020. Available at:

VIEIRA, G. Data generation as citizen science: a favela agenda to opening science. CoAct Project. Avaiable at: 

data_labe (BR), Brasilien