Fieldwork in Sao Paulo's Heliopolis Favela

Fieldwork in Sao Paulo's Heliopolis Favela



Chapa means urban guide in Portuguese. It is an interdisciplinary urban lab whose coalition of scholars dedicated to completing connections between data, participation, and urban design in the Latin Global South. Chapa was established by Kristine Stiphany in the context of a National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship (#1513395, 2015 - 2017) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Learn about Chapa's origins by viewing the film, below. 

Visualize data collected through a large-scale household survey in São Paulo here, or by clicking on COMUNIDADOS, above. 

For questions, please contact Kristine Stiphany at






Film presented at the United Nations III Conference in Quito, Ecuador (2016).