Lina Bo Bardi: Modernist Architecture and Design Infused with Populism with Dr. Jennie Hirsh - Context Travel

Lina Bo Bardi: Modernist Architecture and Design Infused with Populism with Dr. Jennie Hirsh


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This seminar looks at the oft-overlooked contributions of Italian-born Brazilian architect, editor, and designer Lina Bo Bardi, one of the most creative and expressive practitioners of the twentieth century.

Beginning with her roots and training first in Rome and then in Milan, this conversation explores Bo Bardi's groundbreaking work as an heir to Italian rationalism as well as an innovator in her own right. Her buildings, furniture, and jewelry combine careful architectural training and a sensitivity to the environment in which they were situated and the public that consumed them. Highlights of this conversation will include the architect's own home, or Glass House, MASP (the Saõ Paulo Museum of Art), and the Casa do Chame-Chame, as well as her more brutalist SESC Pompeia.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, Dr. Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will provide an in-depth introduction to this key figure in modernist architecture and design. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Bo Bardi's unique residential as well as cultural and commercial projects buttressed by a review of influences on her work and thinking as well as the legacy she left behind

This conversation is part of a series on architects with Dr. Jennie Hirsh. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

    Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011).

    This conversation is suitable for all ages

    90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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    Enlightening Presentation on Lina Bo Bardi

    This was yet another excellent presentation by art historian Dr. Jennie Hirsh. I admit I came to this lecture on architect Lina Bo Bardi knowing very little about her, despite being a fan of other architects of the same period. Jennie Hirsh presented Bo Bardi and a wide range of her works from her first residential project to her later SESC complex in a clear and insightful way. Jennie's use of just the right combination of historic background, floorplans, photos, and video clips really made me feel like I was in Brazil visiting these fantastic sights in person. I particularly enjoyed learning about Bo Bardi's innovative way of displaying art at the MASP that was very ahead of her time. I also found the complex of structures at the SESC to be very relevant, as they could easily serve as an example today of how to repurpose former industrial sites. Looking forward to learning more about modern architecture with Dr. Hirsch!

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    Enlightening Presentation on Lina Bo Bardi

    This was yet another excellent presentation by art historian Dr. Jennie Hirsh. I admit I came to this lecture on architect Lina Bo Bardi knowing very little about her, despite being a fan of other architects of the same period. Jennie Hirsh presented Bo Bardi and a wide range of her works from her first residential project to her later SESC complex in a clear and insightful way. Jennie's use of just the right combination of historic background, floorplans, photos, and video clips really made me feel like I was in Brazil visiting these fantastic sights in person. I particularly enjoyed learning about Bo Bardi's innovative way of displaying art at the MASP that was very ahead of her time. I also found the complex of structures at the SESC to be very relevant, as they could easily serve as an example today of how to repurpose former industrial sites. Looking forward to learning more about modern architecture with Dr. Hirsch!

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