Brasília, the capital of Brazil, was inaugurated on April 22nd 1960, in the central area of the country. Just five years before, the area resembled a desert, with no people, scarce water, few animals and plants. Designed to be a city of the future, Brasília results from a collaboration between the architect Oscar Niemeyer, architect and urban planner Lucio Costa, and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. The city is organized in function of two axis. A north-south axis called wing, and a wide avenue called Monumental Axis, which cuts the city from east to west, ending at National Congress. The Niemeyer's modernist architecture, thought as an "open air museum" made Brazil's federal capital a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987.
The academic part of UVM 2015 SYMPOSIUM will be hosted at UnB - University of Brasília. The University of Brasilia is an institution designed to combine the rigor of science with the boldness of art. UnB applies a three dimensional model of teaching, research and extension to its production of knowledge – which favours a top quality post-secondary education while respecting all forms of knowledge and its commitment to citizenship.
The University of Brasilia (UNB) was inaugurated on April 21, 1962. Currently, it has approximately 2,538 teachers, 6,960 dedicated staff, 30,757 undergraduates and 8,913 graduate students. The University houses 26 faculties and schools and has 18 centers dedicated to specialized research on four campuses: the Darcy Ribeiro Campus (main campus) and three other sites (Ceilândia, Gama and Planaltina).
The Artistic activities will happens at CCBB: Bank of Brazil Cultural Center
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), the 194,000-square-foot (18,000-square-meter) complex was inaugurated in 1993 as the Training Center for the Bank of Brazil. Its main feature is the large, curved building on pilotis in raw concrete, together with a gallery on a raised basement and a sculpture garden. In 2000, the Cultural Center was opened with two galleries, a theater, and a screening room. In 2013, work began on its transformation into the Bank of Brazil Museum, taking up the whole área formerly used by the Training Center.