As part of the main programme of this year's London Festival of Architecture, the Embassy of Brazil will host the exhibition RAW New Brazilian Architecture, curated by the London-based Brazilian architect Ricardo de Ostos, who is also responsible for the exhibition design.
RAW aims to reveal emerging talents in Brazilian architecture through a display of recent projects shown alongside works by more established architects. The exhibition will also feature projects by architecture students from various Brazilian universities, who were encouraged to produce work in response to a brief formulated by the exhibition's curator. The exhibition will focus on buildings and spatial experimentations which dare to propose new visions and challenge the way Brazilians live. Can architects propose social change through basic spatial scripts, interdisciplinary partnerships and still communicate and bring architecture to a wider public?
Consequently, RAW will work less as a container of the national architectural production and more as a gateway for talented Brazilian designers to bring forward their unique achievements and prospective visions of the near future. In an age where social and political engagement seem increasingly more disentangled from the contemporary architect's agenda, the exhibition will open an essential field for debate.
Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha / Sà £o Paulo
Brasil Arquitetura / Sà £o Paulo
Sérgio Roberto Parada / Brasà lia
Fernando Maculan/GALAPAGOS / Belo Horizonte
Igor de Vetyemy / Rio de Janeiro
Metro Arquitetura+Juliano Dubeux / Recife
NaJa-deOstos / London
and SUBdv / Sà £o Paulo and London
THE BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND
The Brazilian Architecture Weekend is an interactive and open-for-all two-day event (21 and 22 June), and will include the opening of RAW at the Embassy of Brazil (Saturday) and an afternoon of talks and seminars by participating architects and special guests (Sunday). These events will be a fantastic opportunity to interact with both established and up-and-coming talents in Brazilian architecture. The event's Guest of Honour, Jaime Lerner, renowned architect and urban planner, will participate in the talks and presentations, as well as the exhibition's curator, Ricardo de Ostos, exhibiting architects and London based professionals, with a focus on the future of Brazilian cities and buildings.
Attendance to the Sunday talks is free, but booking is essential: email@example.com
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