Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Brazil Center Speaker Series: "Back to the Future: Brasília and the Issue of National Integration"

Tue, September 4, 2012 | Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

12:00 PM

Professor Otavio Leonídio, Pontifíca Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, will address the role that the construction of Brasília in the late 1950s played in the atavistic ideal of a fully integrated Brazil. He will present an overview of Brazilian Modernist Movement of the 1920s and an outline of Brazil's "Desenvolvimentista/Developmentalist" ideology of the 1950s. Finally, Dr. Leonídio will propose a reading of Lucio Costa's master plan for the new Captial vis-à-vis both ideologies.

Otavio Leonídio is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and of History and Theory of Art and Design at Pontifíca Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Professor Leonídio is currently working on a book about American artistic practices of the 1960s, such as happenings and performances. His forthcoming publications include an essay about "Post-historical" photography in which he highlights the work of the Brazilian photographer Alair Gomes, and the book Desvio para o vermelho on Brazil's Neo-concrete art movement of the late 1950s. He is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University during the 2012 calendar year.

For more information, contact the Brazil Center.

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