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BRASÍLIA: Life After Design

  • Room 1.264, UoE School of Law Old College South Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom (map)

BRASILIA: Life After Design

Come and watch a most amazing documentary film about life in the capital of Brazil.

Refreshments from 6pm. Film at 6.30pm.

The city of Brasília - capital of Brazil - is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert.

In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer 1907-2012 and urbanist Lúcio Costa 1902-1998 invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life.

The goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen”. Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil.

"Absolute treat for architects + all interested in Latin American culture today" "Highly topical given recent election of a new President of Brazil"

Bart Simpson • Canada, UK 2017 • 88 min • Portuguese and English with English Subtitles • Documentary

An IberoDocs event in collaboration with Scottish Ecological Design Association and Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, Portugal.

Trailer: BRASILIA: Life After Design 

Review: Point of View

Free entrance, £5 suggested donation (£4 SEDA members and students) to cover the cost of the film licence.