E. (Eric) Ferreira Crevels

E. (Eric) Ferreira Crevels



Eric is part of the Innovative Training Network ‘TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’ as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the European Framework Program Horizon 2020.


Eric Crevels is a Brazilian architect, urban planner and craftsman. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Escola de Arquitetura of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and a Masters degree in Architecture and Urbanism with a focus on theory, production and experience of space, by the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo (NPGAU) of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Eric has worked within many research groups, including Grupo Praxis, LAGEAR and Morar de Outras Maneiras (MOM) of the UFMG, and taught as a substitute professor of architectural history at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP).


Eric's research focuses on material culture, investigating the built environment from the perspective of labour, and the interfaces between craft and architecture. His work connects architectural, anthropological, and philosophical studies to understand the social and epistemic dynamics between design and construction and develop practices that may bridge the boundaries between theory and practice. His approach is critical, experimental and transdisciplinary, weaving together craftwork, hands-on pedagogical practices and scholarly research. 


2017 – XI Bienal de Arquitetura São Paulo; Exhibition of the work ‘O que você sabe sobre o lixo?’ São Paulo, Brazil

2016 – UAI-LINE competition; Honorary Mention: Uai Line: Concurso de ideias + Crowdfunding, Instituto Metodista Izabela Hendrix.

2015 – OPERA PRIMA competition; Selected to represent the UFMG in the national competition with The Milton Santos Library project.

2015 – ARCHDAILY The Best Student Work Worldwide: Arch Daily Readers Show Us their Studio Projects. Featured the project of the Milton Santos Library.

2015 – AU-Pini magazine: Abrigo de Bambu. Dedicated article about the Milton Santos Library. Saõ Paulo, 2015. 2013 – COARQUITETURA exhibition. Architecture student design exhibition featuring the project "VAZIO"


Eric Crevels  is an architect, urban planner and craftsman his work focus on socially oriented practices, investigating the built environment by the perspective of labour and the interfaces between craft and architecture. In 2018 Eric received a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais with the thesis “Essays on Resistance: A practical architectural proposal from the perspective of labour”, exploring with the potentialities of crafts, tacit knowledge and manual labour in the empowerment of individuals and communities. His research seeks to connect architectural and urban studies with anthropology, sociology and philosophy, looking for ways that may bridge the boundaries between theory and practice, looking to reshape the urban experience and architectural practice in inventive and socially responsible ways.

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