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Events May 2019


Preservation of Modern Buildings: A Perspective from Brazilian Practice

May 1, 2019

Organized as part of the Preservation Lecture Series, an initiative of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia GSAPP, André Castro presents his ongoing research on how theory affects the practice of preservation of modern buildings and how the study of practices can contribute to theory. Castro starts with an analysis of the preservation of the National Congress Building (1960) in Brasilia, a landmark designed by Oscar Niemeyer (1907–2012), and expands to a discussion of approaches for the theory-practice paradigm. Castro is a Columbia University visiting scholar from Brazil. Castro also serves as an architect at the Brazilian Congress and is currently working on his dissertation for a PhD at the University of Brasília.

Wednesday May 1, 1:00pm
114 Avery Hall, Columbia University, NY
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National Congress Building, Oscar Niemeyer, 1960. Photo: Columbia GSAPP.


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