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Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship SESC, Sao Paulo. Film Still © Tapio Snellman

SESC, Sao Paulo. Film Still © Tapio Snellman

The Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship was initiated by the British Council to give architects and designers based in the UK the opportunity to travel and explore first-hand the work of Lina Bo Bardi and related architects and designers in Brazil; in order to formulate a body of research and ideas for future projects in the UK. 

The Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi (Rome 1914- Sao Paulo 1992) arrived in Brazil in 1946, and left an extraordinary, yet not fully acknowledged legacy as an architect, designer, editor, illustrator and curator. Bardi argued that a country should build identity on the foundation of its own roots, and explored Brazil in order to assimilate and understand its local and popular cultures, whilst successfully integrating these with social values of the Modern movement. 

The Fellowship seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the important contribution of Lina Bo Bardi to architecture, culture and society, whilst creating long-term connections between artists, designers and architects in the UK and Brazil, and providing a unique development opportunity for a talented British architect or designer.

Starting in October 2013, the four-year programme forms part of the British Council’s Transform programme of arts and exchange between the UK and Brazil in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship is supported by SESC SP and the Instituto Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi.

Film: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

31 October 2016
by Monique Ricketts

The Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship was initiated by the British Council, in collaboration with SESC SP and Instituto Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi, to give architects and designers based in the UK the opportunity to travel and explore first-hand the work of Lina Bo Bardi in order to formulate a body of research and ideas for future projects in the UK.

Starting in October 2013 and spanning four years, the Fellowship forms part of the British Council’s Transform programme of arts and exchange between the UK and Brazil. The Fellowship seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the important contribution of Lina Bo Bardi to architecture, culture and society, whilst creating long-term connections between artists, designers and architects in the UK and Brazil, and providing a unique development opportunity for talented British architects, designers and other creative practitioners.

This film, by Tapio Snellman, captures reflections by Fellows and some of their mentors on the 4 years of the programme and the importance of Bo Bardi’s legacy.

The film is also presented as part of Lina Bo Bardi: Together, the major international touring exhibition.

To find out more about the Fellowship, click here.

31 October 2016

Film: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

Film: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Still from Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Film

Still from Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Film

29 September 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Together in São Paulo

Lina Bo Bardi Together in São Paulo View of Lina Bo Bardi: Together / Swedish Centre for Architecture

View of Lina Bo Bardi: Together / Swedish Centre for Architecture

5 August 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #3

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #3 Historical photograph of Morumbi, São Paulo / @ Julia, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow

Historical photograph of Morumbi, São Paulo / @ Julia, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow

25 July 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #2

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #2 National Library seen from Eixo Monumental, Brasilia / © JULIA, LINA BO BARDI FELLOW 2016

National Library seen from Eixo Monumental, Brasilia / © JULIA, LINA BO BARDI FELLOW 2016

9 July 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #1

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #1 Ex-votos at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim / © JULIA, LINA BO BARDI FELLOW 2016

Ex-votos at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim / © JULIA, LINA BO BARDI FELLOW 2016

16 June 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fan Day

Lina Bo Bardi Fan Day 'Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi’, Stroom Den Haag / photo: Eric de Vries

'Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi’, Stroom Den Haag / photo: Eric de Vries

16 May 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2016 Cover of Habitat 8, edited by Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi (1950-1954) © Zeuler R. Lima Collection

Cover of Habitat 8, edited by Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi (1950-1954) © Zeuler R. Lima Collection

10 May 2016

Lina Bo Bardi: Dramatic Space

Lina Bo Bardi: Dramatic Space Teatro Oficina © Finn Beames, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015

Teatro Oficina © Finn Beames, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015

2 March 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Open Call

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Open Call LADEIRA DA MISERICÓRDIA / © FINN BEAMES

LADEIRA DA MISERICÓRDIA / © FINN BEAMES

12 December 2015

Winners of the Turner Prize 2015: Assemble

Winners of the Turner Prize 2015: Assemble © Assemble

© Assemble

1 December 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #3

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #3 Teatro Oficina / © FINN BEAMES

Teatro Oficina / © FINN BEAMES

16 November 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #2

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #2 Ladeira da Misericórdia / © Finn Beames

Ladeira da Misericórdia / © Finn Beames

2 November 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #1

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #1 MASP / photo by Finn Beames

MASP / photo by Finn Beames

17 August 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015 Sesc Pompeia © Tapio Snellman

Sesc Pompeia © Tapio Snellman

9 April 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship event: 1st May 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship event: 1st May 2015 Diagram for prototype of Solar do Unhão staircase by Laura Smith

Diagram for prototype of Solar do Unhão staircase by Laura Smith

1 April 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Open Call for applications

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Open Call for applications Coati Restaurant / photo © Jane Hall

Coati Restaurant / photo © Jane Hall

19 December 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #3

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #3 Teatro Oficina / © Laura Georgina Smith

Teatro Oficina / © Laura Georgina Smith

18 November 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #2

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #2 Lucas Neves' workshop and studio / © Laura Georgina Smith

Lucas Neves' workshop and studio / © Laura Georgina Smith

3 November 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #1

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: Travelogue #1 Plan of staircase at Solar do Unhão © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi

Plan of staircase at Solar do Unhão © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi

22 August 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2014 photo by Jane Hall, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013

photo by Jane Hall, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013

19 February 2014

Lina Bo Bardi : ‘Fact Or Fiction’

Lina Bo Bardi : ‘Fact Or Fiction’ © Jane Hall

© Jane Hall

22 December 2013

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 3: Solar do Unhão

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 3: Solar do Unhão © Jane Hall

© Jane Hall

13 November 2013

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 2: Ladeira da Misericordia

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 2: Ladeira da Misericordia Gregório de Mattos Theatre (c) Jane Hall

Gregório de Mattos Theatre (c) Jane Hall

27 October 2013

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 1: The Glass House

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Travelogue 1: The Glass House (c) Jane Hall

(c) Jane Hall

22 September 2013

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013 (c) Tapio Snellman

(c) Tapio Snellman

16 July 2013

Open Call: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

Open Call: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

19 November 2012

Lina Bo Bardi: The Art Centre in Brazil and the UK Southbank discussion

Lina Bo Bardi: The Art Centre in Brazil and the UK Southbank discussion

24 April 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship: Os Coletivos

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship: Os Coletivos © Jane Hall

© Jane Hall

18 March 2014

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: open call for applications

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: open call for applications © F. Albuquerque

© F. Albuquerque