Gabriela Bila Advincula

Research Assistant
  • City Science

Gabriela Bìlá is a Brazilian architect and multimedia designer, currently a PhD candidate and research assistant at the MIT City Science group. She focuses on discussions about the contemporary city as the core of her work, blending new media and tangible interfaces to explore how humans will adapt to technological impacts on future cities.

Gabriela earned her Master's degree from MIT Media Lab, with her thesis showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 Arsenale. The exhibit offered an immersive glimpse into life in rapidly urbanizing communities around the world, observing families' food habits. Her work has been featured at various venues, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, EXPO, Cooper Hewitt Museum New York, Espaço Itaú Cultural, Museu Nacional da República de Brasília, SESCs São Paulo and Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Beyond research and design practice, Gabriela is an educator and has developed and instructed graduate courses on speculative urban design and media production.

Cities are ultimately places of encounter. Encounters catalyze change. Better cities can transform society.