Sep 10th 2021

Guilherme Wisnik: Infinite Span

On Wednesday, September 22, the College of Architecture—with the support of the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago—will host Guilherme Wisnik for a lecture titled “Infinite Span: Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Architecture.” Wisnik is an architectural and art researcher, curator, and associate professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. In 2013 he was the chief curator of the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennial.

The talk stems from an exhibition coordinated by Wisnik of the same name. “Infinite Span” presents an overview of modern Brazilian architecture, spanning from the 1920s to today and encompassing notable Brazilian architects such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, and Roberto Burle Marx, to name a few.

In addition to his curations, Wisnik is an accomplished writer of Brazilian architectural histories. He wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film Lucio Costa and the Modern Utopia, and has published a number of books such as Critical State, Oscar Niemeyer, and Space Under Construction.

The lecture will be held virtually and is accessible via Zoom (passcode: 941759) and will begin at 12:30 p.m.