Olivia Serra

I graduated from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro at the end of 2017 and worked for two years before joining the SMArchS Urbanism program at MIT. My professional and research interests revolve around infrastructure, social and environmental analysis, spatializing data, and data-driven design.

Areas of Interest
Climate Change, Computation, Economic Development, Environmental Planning, Environmental Planning and Management, Infrastructure Planning, Infrastructure Systems, Landscape, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Planning Management, Regeneration, Resource Management, Social, Inclusion, and Diversity Planning, Transportation and Mobility, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization, Water Conservation


2019 -
SMarchS in Architecture and Urbanism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 - 2017
Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Academic Experience

2017 - 2018
Curatorial team researcher | “Walls of air" Brazilian Pavilion, 16ª Venice Biennale of Architecture
2017 - 2018
Researcher | Blemish on the ground: A study on the spatial measures of the offshore oil industry in Brazil, Instituto dialog
2016 - 2017
Teaching assistant | Elective course: Diagrams and Layers, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2016 - 2017
Teaching assistant | Studio: final thesis, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2013 - 2013
Researcher | New Processes in the Contemporary Metropolis , Mackenzie Presbyterian University
2013 - 2013
Researcher | Territories and Temporality , X Sao Paulo Biennial of Architecture
2013 - 2013
Organizing Committee | International congress “What is a contemporary design school”, Mackenzie Presbyterian University
2010 - 2010
Researcher | Theory - Project: Culture – Society , Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Professional Experience

2018 - 2019
Trainee, Bernardes Arquitetura
2016 - 2017
Intern, Sérgio Lousada
2015 - 2015
Intern, Sérgio Rodrigues