The Park and the Highway: Lucio Costa's 1957 Brasilia Pilot Plan
About the conference
This presentation will describe Lucio Costa’s winning entry for the Brasilia Pilot Plan design competition held in 1957 as well as explain the role Costa played in the drafting of laws that protect his project, which was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1987.
About the speaker
Farès el-Dahdah received his undergraduate degrees in fine arts and in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and went on to pursue his graduate studies in urbanism and architectural theory at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Following a two decade long professorial track at Rice University's School of Architecture, he was appointed director of the Humanities Research Center in 2012 and Professor of the Humanities in 2014. El-Dahdah's current research interests, include the development online geospatial platforms that describe cities over time, as they existed and as they have come to be imagined.