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FLUID LANDSCAPES AND VEHICULAR MOBILITY
ROBERTO BURLE MARX AND RIO DE JANEIRO | Verena Andreatta & Fares el-Dahdah
LA 69
When it comes to intervening in public spaces, Rio de Janeiro had its landscape altered by such audacious projects as Flamengo Park and the extension of the Copacabana Boardwalk. These two projects brought together the unrivaled talent as a landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, the perseverance of Lota Macedo Soares who managed the park project, and the engineer Raymundo Paula Soares who was in charge of the Rio’s infrastructure works at the time.
Carried out in the 1960s, the organization and transformation of such emblematic spaces in the city underscore a moment when two antagonistic disciplines, road infrastructure design, and landscape architecture are brought together and thereby highlights the role that Rio has had in the history of urban design.
Being a follower and a disciple of tabla and practicing landscape architecture for two decades thoughts crisscrossing both ‘art forms’ have been coming to my mind for a long time. These ‘cross thoughts’ have helped greatly in enriching my thought process for design thinking and improvisation in tabla performances; both consciously and subconsciously. Considering vast writings by versatile Indian minds in these respective fields, it is just not possible to be original, but the attempt here is to map the parallels between both these arts, to understand their metaphorical as well as other merits, and to create a collage that will encourage landscape architects and musicians to experiment more and more.


 


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ROBERTO BURLE MARX AND RIO DE JANEIROVerena Andreatta & Fares el-Dahdah


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