Professor Rita Afonso


  • Honorary Research Associate and Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
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  • Email: afonso.m.rita@gmail.com
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Rita Afonso is a Brazilian professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ – in the faculty of Business Administration. She is an associated researcher at Technology and Social Development Laboratory and at DESIS Lab – Design For Social Innovation and Sustainability, both in the Graduate Program in Production Engineering at the same university. As a researcher, she works within the projects TRANSIT – Transformative Social Innovation Theory; LASIN- Latin American Social Innovation Network (both co-financed by the European Commission); Food 2.0: Sustainable Food Futures – young people’s views from Rio and London (funded by the Newton Fund/FAPERJ) and Plataforma Digital Inteligente Y Big Data para El Turismo Rutal Comunitário en La Región Puno (co-financed by CONCYTEC – Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Peru).

Within the field of social innovation, she has the specific interest in the relationship between youth work in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and technology.

Research interests: Social Innovation; Social innovation in favelas; New forms of production and consumption; Marketing and social innovation; Design for social innovation; Youth and social innovation.

Twitterhandle: @RitaAfonso1
Website: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0953835537107990

 

Recent Publications

CARVALHO, C. C. ; AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro ; SCHIRAY, D. . Creative economy as a social technology approach. Academia-Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion, v. 30, p. 508-528, 2017.

 

LONGHURST, N. ; AVELINO, F. ; WITTMAYER, J. M. ; WEAVER, P. ; DUMITRU, A. ; HIELSCHER, S. ; CIPOLLA, C. ; AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro ; KUNZE, I. ; ELLE, M. . Experimenting with alternative economies: four emergent counter-narratives of urban economic development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, v. 22, p. 69-74, 2017.

 

CIPOLLA, Carla ; AFONSO, RITA ; PEL, BONNO ; BARTHOLO, ROBERTO ; SILVA, ÉDISON RENATO ; PROENÇA JÚNIOR, DOMÍCIO . Coproduced game-changing in transformative social innovation: reconnecting the ?broken city? of Rio de Janeiro. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, v. 22, p. 34-43, 2017.

 

CIPOLLA, CARLA MARTINS ; SERPA, BIBIANA DE OLIVEIRA ; AFONSO, RITA . DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITY AND THE BROADER SOCIETY: A MUTUAL LEARNING PROCESS. MIX SUSTENTÁVEL (ONLINE), v. 3, p. 109-118, 2017.

 

ARIZTIA, T. ; KLEINE, D. ; BARTHOLO, R. ; BRIGHTWELL, G. ; AGLONI, N. ; AFONSO, R. . Beyond the ‘deficit discourse’: Mapping ethical consumption discourses in Chile and Brazil. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, v. 48, p. 000-000, 2016.

 

BARTHOLO JR, Roberto dos Santos ; AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro ; Campos, Arminda Eugenia Marques ; BURSZTYN, G. ; Delamaro, Maurício César . ANALYSE COLLECTIVE DU TRAVAIL DES INSPECTEURS DES IMPOTS AU BRÉSIL DANS L?ETAT DE RIO DE JANEIRO. Activites, v. V12N1, p. 104-117, 2015.

 

CARVALHO, C. C. ; AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro ; Maimon, D. . Reflexões sobre empreendimentos da Economia Criativa na Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro. Tecnologia & Cultura (CEFET/RJ), v. il, p. 69-76, 2015

 

KLEINE, Dorothea ; ARIZTIA, T. ; BRIGHTWELL, Graça ; ANGLONI, Nurjk ; AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro ; Bartholo Jr, Roberto dos Santos . Ethical consumption in Brazil and Chile: institutional contexts and development trajectories. Journal of Cleaner Production, v. 63, p. 84-92, 2014.

 

AFONSO, Rita de Cassia Monteiro; BARTHOLO JR, Roberto dos Santos ; BRIGHTWELL, M. G. ; KLEINE, D. . Sobre palavras e atos no consumo sustentável no Brasil: os ‘aparentes paradoxos’ de uma pesquisa qualitativa. Sustentabilidade em Debate, v. 4, p. 185-208, 2013.