Postponed to Fall 2020
Unlearning Modernism: Mid-Century Legacies and Urban Futures in Brazil
In her recent book Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay suggests that we must "unlearn" imperialist violence through the re-examination of established histories. This event reexamines the myths and narratives of Brazillian Modernism in an effort to "unlearn" restrictive colonial legacies and open up the possibility of more inclusive futures. Guest speakers Heather M. Shirey (Associate Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas), Fernando Luiz Lara (Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Texas at Austin), and Felipe Correa (Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia) will discuss the role of the architecture, urban planning, and the popular media in bringing about these changes in Brazil.