The spring 2021 Current Work series, titled "Reckoning, Reclamation, and Regeneration," examines some of the inherited histories, conventions, fabrics, and systems—often taken for granted—that constitute and shape the built environment.
This talk will focus on a pair of cultural projects in the historic center of São Paulo, Brazil, that brought new services, programs, and public spaces to an area characterized by density, diversity, and neglect. Projects such as SESC 24 de Maio and Praça das Artes offer insight into how architects can combine placemaking, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse to regenerate urban spaces.
Marta Moreira is cofounding partner of São Paulo-based MMBB Arquitetos. She leads the firm, which was founded in 1991, alongside partners Milton Braga and Maria João. In addition to the development of public and institutional building, infrastructural, and urban planning projects, MMBB is committed to cultural and academic activities, including the organization of exhibitions, teaching, and research.
Francisco Fanucci is cofounding partner of São Paulo-based Brasil Arquitetura alongside Marcelo Ferraz. Founded in 1979, the firm works on cultural, institutional, historic preservation, and residential projects across Brazil.
The presentations will be followed by a conversation and Q&A moderated by architect and curator Sol Camacho, founder of São Paulo- and Mexico City-based RADDAR and cultural director of Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro.
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