Juliana works on interdisciplinary projects that deploy cultural programming and urban interventions to activate public space and impact perception. Through intensive pedagogical fieldwork and collaborative processes, she acts for the inhabitants to play the main role to co-create a design, specific to their neighbourhood, to improve and transform communities.
Her innovative approaches for social design have been exhibited at the Biennale Internationale Design de Saint Étienne (2013, 2015, 2017) and are part of the Human Cities European Program.
She holds a degree from the Universidade de São Paulo of Architecture and Urbanism. Juliana received also a French Master's degree at the Université Jean Monnet on Participatory projects in public spaces. Prior to moving to Saint-Étienne, Juliana practiced in São Paulo, Brazil and also in Milan, Italy.
She's member of the NGO Captain Ludd based in Saint-Étienne that explores rhizomatic and bottom up projects inside the Crêt de Roch neighbourhood, and also part of the cooperative Kaleido'scop where she practices as a consultant.
Juliana currently works on a publication focusing on the subjects of ownership and exclusion that underlie measures of spatial equity in the city, developed in partnership with the architect Anya Sirota from the Taubman College, and with the lawyer Anne Choike, both from University of Michigan.