February 1, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Curated by Zeuler Lima, this exhibition at the PHC Gallery at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science runs from January 30-February 27, 2015. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, a lecture by the curator takes place at 6:30pm, followed by a reception at 7:30pm. Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992), one of the most important architects working in Latin America in the 20th century, was remarkably prolific and intriguingly idiosyncratic. A participant in the efforts to reshape Italian culture in her youth, Bo Bardi immigrated to Brazil with her husband in 1946. In Brazil, her practice evolved within the social and cultural realities of her adopted country. While she continued to work with industrial materials like concrete and glass, she added popular building materials and naturalistic forms to her design palette, striving to create large, multiuse spaces that welcomed public life.
Lina Bo Bardi:Built Works is the first comprehensive study of Bo Bardi’s career and showcases author Zeuler Lima’s extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil. The leading authority on Bo Bardi, Lima frames the architect’s activities on two continents and in five cities. Lima is an architect and associate professor of history, theory and design at the School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
A book accompanies the exhibition, and examines how considerations of ethics, politics and social inclusiveness influenced Bo Bardi’s intellectual engagement with modern architecture and provides an authoritative guide to her experimental, ephemeral and iconic works of design.
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lina bo bardi: built works