Latin America is experiencing fast desintegration of industrial plants and connected structures. Furthermore the metropolises in these countries are expanding rapidly, contrary to those in Europe and North America, turning the central industrial sites into vital space for urban growth. Factories built in modern architecture are not yet considered endangered and state policies regarding preservation are unclear and difficult to supervise. Extraordinary examples of 2nd generation industries can be found in the São Paulo metropolitan area, São José dos Campos and Sorocaba.
Carta Manifesto dos integrantes do TICCIH Brasil 15/03/2003.
Brazilian article for TICCIH congress 2006, Rome.
MENEGUELLO, Cristina (Associate Professor, UNICAMP, Brazil) The Industrial Heritage in Brazil and prospects for the Brazilian Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage.