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100 Years of Lina Bo Bardi

December 5th marks the 100th birthday of legendary architect Lina Bo Bardi (December 4, 1914, Rome, Italy — March 20, 1992, São Paulo) with celebrations, exhibitions and programs around the world commemorating the legacy of one of the most unique and radical architects of the 20th century.  Lina Bo Bardi immigrated to Brazil in the late 1940’s, after collaborating closely with Gio Ponti, and being the deputy director of seminal Italian architecture magazine Domus.  In Brazil Lina further developed her unique approach in architecture, favoring a social impetus rather than aesthetics, following the humanist concerns from Ponti.  Lina projected some of the most iconic, impressive and monumental architecture in Brazil – such as MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia and SESC,  as well as other more intimate and community-based projects.  Programs celebrating Lina Bo Bardi’s centenary include: Lina Bo Bardi 100 – Brazil’s alternative path to modernism, at the Architekturmuseum der TU München (Pinakothek der Moderne), Munich, Germany; Lina Bo Bardi born in Rome in 1914, at the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; Centenário de Lina Bo Bardi – Tempos Vivos de uma Arquitetura, at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brazil; La architettura politica di Lina Bo Bardi, at Galeria Nacional de Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; Lina gráfica at SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, and Lina Bo Bardi em Uberlândia (Lina Bo Bardi e o Triângulo Mineiro) at the Paróquia Divino Espírito Santo, among other programs around the world.  Check the official Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi site for a full list of events and information.

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