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Brave Old World
​Centro Cultural de São Paulo (1976-82), Eurico Prado Lopes and Luiz Benedito Castro Telles.

Brave Old World: Modernist public space design in London and São Paulo

​Brave Old World: Modernist public space design in London and São Paulo looks at public space design between c.1955 and c.1975, during a crucial period for the development of two world cities, London and São Paulo.

The exhibition focuses on the ideas - political, urban, aesthetic - that drove these public space designs, and the importance of design in delivering successful – and unsuccessful – public spaces.

In London:

Economist Plaza

British Library forecourt

South Bank Arts Centre

Elephant + Castle Shopping Centre

In São Paulo:

Centro Empresarial Itaú Conceição

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

Centro Cultural de São Paulo (CCSP)

Vale do Anhangabaú

The exhibition is part of a three year research project between the Department of Architecture, University of Westminster, and the Department of Architectural History, University of São Paulo. Project partners: Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Town Planning Institute, the British Council, and the 20th Century Society.

The exhibition also forms part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.