Brave Old World: Modernist public space design in London and São Paulo

Hagan, S. 2017. Brave Old World: Modernist public space design in London and São Paulo.

CreatorsHagan, S.
Description

The exhibition looks at public space design between c.1955 and c.1975, during a crucial period for the development of two world cities, London and São Paulo. It focusses on the ideas - political, urban, aesthetic - that drove these designs, and the importance of design in delivering successful – and unsuccessful – public spaces.

In London: the Economist Plaza, British Library forecourt, South Bank Arts Centre, Elephant + Castle Shopping Centre. In São Paulo: Centro Empresarial Itaú Conceição, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP, Centro Cultural de São Paulo (CCSP, Vale do Anhangabaú.

The exhibition was part the London Festival of Architecture 2017, and came out of a three year research project between the Department of Architecture, University of Westminster, and the Department of Architectural History, University of São Paulo.

Date2017
FileBOW exhibn_leaflet_redux.pdf
KeywordsModernism, public space, urban design, London, São Paulo
Web address (URL)https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/brave-old-world-modernist-public-space-design-in-london-and-sao-paulo

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