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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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