Jorge Francisco Liernur: Austral Group, a C.I.A.M. brigade in the far South (January 19, 2011)

Marcelo Spina introduces Jorge Francisco “Pancho” Liernur, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires.

Liernur outlines the history of modernism in Argentina, especially the impact of Le Corbusier’s urban design.

Liernur discusses the work of the Austral Group, including Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, from Hardoy’s Butterfly Chair (a.k.a. BKF Chair), to to urban plans.

Liernur discusses the influence of Le Corbuser and CIAM. in Argentina, expanding the list of Argentine designers who could be considered connected to Austral.

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