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Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: open call for applications

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2014: open call for applications Lina sentada na Bardis Bowl © F. Albuquerque

Lina sentada na Bardis Bowl © F. Albuquerque

18 March 2014
by Hannah Burgess

Applications are now open for the second round of the Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship; our four-year programme supporting architects and designers interested in exploring the work of Lina Bo Bardi in Brazil.

The Fellowship seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the important contribution of Lina Bo Bardi to architecture, culture and society; to widen and deepen the understanding of Bo Bardi's work internationally; to create long-term connections between the UK and Brazil, and between British and Brazilian artists, designers and architects, providing a development opportunity for talented British architects or designers.

Fellows are supported with a travel grant and accomodation for a 4-6 week trip to Brazil, as well as mentoring, advice and contacts from Lina Bo Bardi scholars, the British Council and Brazilian partners. In a second phase, the Fellow may be awarded seed-funding to pursue a project in the UK that builds on their research in Brazil.  

 The 2014 Fellowship 

This year’s Fellowship will focus on Lina Bo Bardi’s design work. Applicants are encouraged to explore the following strands, in addition to any relevant links to Lina Bo Bardi’s design practice:

  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

A study of the work of other architects and designers, as well as Brazilian culture as a whole, is also encouraged.

Architect Jane Hall was selected as the inaugural Lina Bo Bardi Fellow (2013). Jane’s research focused primarily on how society, culture and the notion of 'Brazilianess' affect architectural practice in Brazil today. Jane spent 6 weeks in Brazil working with and recording the work and aspirations of students and young practices.  

Full details of the Fellowship and how to apply are detailed in the Open Call document.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 17 July 2014.