Emanuel Pimenta Emanuel Pimenta Architect Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta (1957), is an architect, urban planner, photographer, writer and composer of erudite experimental music. He is member of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of Paris, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the Portuguese Order of Architects, of the Brazilian Council of Architecture and Urban Planning and, among others, of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he is Chairman of the Awards sub-sector of the Space Architecture Technical Committee. He was one of the founders of the European Environmental Tribunal in 1991, where he became president in 1997. Since the early 1980s, he researches neurology and space time cognition applied to architecture, urban planning, design and music. As an artist, his works are at the Whitney Museum of New York City, the Kunsthaus Zürich in Switzerland, the CyberArt Museum in Seattle and many more. In 2003 an exhibition of his works inaugurated the MART Museum in Rovereto, near Venice, the largest modern and contemporary art museum in Italy. He already published more than 80 books in various countries. In 1980 he coined the concept of virtual architecture. In that same year he created the first virtual planet in the world, anticipating Second Life in more than twenty years. He won the AMB Marketing Prize in 1977, the youngest in the history of Brazil; the AICA (APCA) Prize in 1986; the AICA, UNESCO and Council of Europe Prize in 1994, in Switzerland. In 1993 his works were selected by UNESCO as one of the most representative intermedia artists of the world, in Paris. In 2017 he received the Gold Medal of the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of Paris, side by side with the brothers Lumière and Marie Curie among others. He was, as composer, partner of John Cage over his last seven years of life, continuing as composer with Merce Cunningham over about thirty years. He lives between Locarno, Switzerland - his main residence - New York and Lisbon.
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