“Fight, Squat, Resist: Housing Alternatives of Social Movements” at Het Nieuwe Instituut

From Thursday 30 March 2017 the installation Fight, Squat, Resist: Housing Alternatives of Social Movements will be on view as part of Architecture of Appropriation. The installation addresses squatting as an alternative for communal living, in response to the housing problem in Brazil.

 

Studio-X, Tabloide © Image Studio-X Rio

Studio-X, Tabloide © Image Studio-X Rio

 

Alongside the stories of leaders of the National Struggle for Housing Movement, fighting for the right to the city, the installation presents the objectives, strategies, victories and urban visions of the movement. In addition, the installation illustrates the daily life of the residents of the Manuel Congo Squat in Rio’s city centre. This squat is regarded as an example of participatory architectural design, in which residents and architects collaborate to realise a community housing project with public facilities. The installation shows that the struggle for affordable housing and access to the city is ever present. (more…)

“Lina Bo Bardi in Italy”, a retrospective at MAXXI Roma

Celebrating the centenary of Lina Bo Bardi’s birth, the exhibition tells the story of the architect’s youth between Italy and Brazil.

MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo. Photo montage and drawing by Lina Bo Bardi as concept development, 1957-1968. © Arquivo ILBPMB

MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo. Photo montage and drawing by Lina Bo Bardi as concept development, 1957-1968. © Arquivo ILBPMB

 

Before her arrival to Brazil accompanied by her husband, Pietro Maria Bardi, Lina Bo had already made a name for herself in Italy thanks to her work as an architect in Milan with the collaboration of Gio Ponti and Carlo Pagani. Those early years following her graduation in Rome in 1939 and the difficult times during the War are the ones in focus at the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi in Italia” organised by MAXXI Architettura in collaboration with Domus and the Instituto Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi, which will be open from December 19 to March 15th 2015.

 

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“Nove Novos. Emerging Architects from Brazil” at CIVA Brussells

Open from October 22 to December 12, the exhibition will showcase the works of ten under-fourty architects from Brazil.

 

Pavilhao Humanidade 2012 Ⓒ Leonardo Finotti, Carla Juaçaba

Pavilhao Humanidade 2012 Ⓒ Leonardo Finotti, Carla Juaçaba

 

Nove Novos is an exhibition on contemporary Brazilian architecture, centered on the work of the youngest generation of architects in this country.  Overshadowed by the work of fellow prestigious architects Oscar Niemeyer or Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the buildings of these young architects are representative of an economically dynamic country with an architecture aside from the white, curvaceous forms and bold, sweeping lines.

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