Carla Tanaka


Hi Carla, please introduce yourself to everyone.

Hi! I’m Carla, I’m 29 and I love to meet new people and participate on exciting projects! Last year I was living in Berlin, I took a course there. I loved the experience, I met so many incredible people and learned so much. Although Berlin is amazing, I was so homesick that I had to come back!



What do you do and what excites you about it?

I work as a Design Thinking consultant. I love how we try to create or improve services for customers. I’m a very picky person in terms of how services are provided to customers, so I really want companies to provide the best service they can offer.


What are you passionate about when you're not working?

I know it’s a bit cliché but I’m passionate about travelling. I love my job, but I would love to be one of those people that get to travel around and write about all the places they’ve been.


What do you find most inspiring about your city? And what would you recommend a visitor should see or do?

I think people are the most inspiring thing in Rio. We’re really simple and warm (and pretty! Kidding). We really have an outgoing way of life. I would recommend (wow, so many things) but I would recommend a visit to Santa Teresa, a lovely neighbourhood here in Rio. It has some really nice places like Parque das Ruínas and Chácara do Céu and you have a great view of the city. If you have the chance, you should explore the beaches in “Região dos Lagos” like Búzios and Arraial do Cabo. They’re beautiful.



Image of Parque das Ruínas from Flickr, thanks to Molly Mazilu.


Are there any trends, cultural shifts or movements emerging in Rio de Janeiro right now that really excite you?

We are having a lot of social movements as protests on the way government is handling things. I think it’s great, I’ve been to some of those and we all have the feeling that Brazil just “woke up” More info on the riots in Brazil.



Photo of the recent riots, taken by Carla.


What do you think the major changes will be in Rio de Janeiro over the next 5 years?

There will certainly be major changes due to the great events we have coming to Brazil, including the World Cup and the Olympics. I really hope we can make a great reception for all the tourists and that we’re able to make something out of it.


What kind of projects would you like to get involved in with the sense network?

I would love to be part of projects involving any kind of service. I’m especially interested in hotels services.


Is there anything you'd like to share with the rest of The Sense Network?

Nice to meet you!


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Carla Tanaka

Carla Tanaka