Lina Bo Bardi: Together, an exhibition examining the work of architect Lina Bo Bardi and her influence in Brazil
As part of the The London Design Festival, 2012, the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi: Together, at the British Council Gallery, curated by Noemi Blager, examines the architect’s legacy and influence in Brazil. Having immigrated to Brazil in 1946 from Italy, Bo Bardi’s work employed a humanist approach she carried since her early collaborations with Gio Ponti in Italy.
Using Brazil as field for her social architectural practice, Bo Bardi was responsible for various iconic projects to this day emblematic of São Paulo’s social and cultural landscape; notably the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, MASP, 1968, which features a 74-meter freestanding open space beneath the museum, and SESC, 1977 – 1982, a cultural and educational project that became the mark of innovation and social transformation in São Paulo. The exhibition is on view until November 30th.