How do we look at the visionary work of Lina Bo Bardi today? And to what extent does her work inspire subsequent generations responding to the challenges of our time? These and other questions will be explored by international architecture experts Daniel Talesnik, Munich, and Marina Correia, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Boston, USA, together with curator Friederike Fast in the context of the exhibition “A Stage for Lina Bo Bardi”.
Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) is considered a radical thinker of her time. She anticipated issues that are experiencing a new relevance today. Characteristic of the work of the architect, who was born in Rome and emigrated to Brazil in the 1940s, is her profound examination of vernacular building techniques and the culture of an (indigenous) rural population in Brazil. In doing so, she not only gave new recognition to traditional craft techniques and the use of local materials, but also closely oriented herself to the needs of the inhabitants of her architecture. Her public buildings and urban planning projects are the expression of a visionary design for a better community, which inspires today’s architects.
After a short digital tour with curator Friederike Fast through the current exhibition “A Stage for Lina Bo Bardi” at the museum Marta Herford, as well as keynote lectures by Daniel Talesnik and Marina Correia, the participants will discuss to what extent architecture then as now can contribute to a new form of society. In the moderated roundtable discussion, comments and questions from the audience via chat are welcome.
The online event (approx. 1.5 hours) will take place as a Zoom Webinar, (viewers will not be visible to others). You can find the corresponding access link to this event here.
Participation free of charge, registration not required
Marina Correia graduated in architecture from the City University of New York. After receiving a master’s degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she went on to receive a PhD from the School of Architecture and Urbanism and the University of São Paulo. Teaching positions followed at the City University of New York, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Together with Fabiana Araújo, Marina Correia founded the “Atelier Architecture and Urban Design” based in Rio de Janeiro and New York which also supports actions for the democratization of culture and education through projects in the fields of architecture, urban design, interiors and exhibition design. In 2014, she was responsible for the exhibition design of “Lina Bo Bardi 100” at the Architecture Museum of the Technical University in Munich and “Lina em Casa: Percursos” at Casa de Vidro in São Paulo.
Daniel Talesnik studied architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile and was awarded a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture by Columbia University. He currently works at the Architectural Museum of the Technical University of Munich, where in 2019 he curated “Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures”, an exhibition that was later shown at the CFA in New York (2020), the S AM in Basel (2021), and excerpts at the São Paulo (2019) and Venice (2021) architecture biennials. Among other topics and buildings, Talesnik highlighted Lina Bo Bardi’s MASP (1957-1968) and SESC Pompéia (1977-1986) as examples of large multiprogrammatic buildings that add programs of different natures that contribute to social sustainability for local citizens.