André Corrêa do Lago
Brazilian Ambassador to Japan
As a diplomat since 1983 he has served at the Brazilian Embassies in Madrid, Prague, Washington DC, Buenos Aires and at the Mission to the European Union, in Brussels. He has also held functions in Brasília in areas such as sustainable development, energy and climate change, having recently being his country chief negotiator to Rio+20 Conference.
Author of several articles and books including on the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Claudio Bernardes and Paulo Jacobsen and on Brazilian modern architecture, André is a member of the Architecture and Design Committee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) and of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation. He is the curator of the exhibition ("Modernity as Tradition") at the Brazilian Pavillion of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.
The Great Coffee Caper
BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON SEP 16, 2015
"Help us find the last [missing] Fujita panel so we can rebuild the Brazil Cafe in Ginza!"
In "The Great Coffee Caper " from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, André Corrêa do Lago shares his piqued curiosity when, as a teenager in Sao Paulo, acquiring a peculiar book of Brazilian architecture that had been published in Japan, it's last page stunning him with images the "Brazil Cafe", a coffee house in a posh corner of Tokyo for its most chic denizens, inside which was decorated with contemporary furniture, its walls adorned by a magnificent mural painted by Japan's most famous artist of the time, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita.
Ambassador Lago's interest in the book, and in the cafe, never wavered and when appointed to his position in Japan, and in an effort to re-capture Japan's shared love for Brazilian coffee, he commissioned his staff to research the cafe's history, uncovering a caper of a tale, which has led to the quest for a missing painting and a restoration of Tokyo's once legendary "Brazil Cafe."
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, Octoberr 23rd, 2015.
ANDRÉ'S RECENT EVENTS
Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Sep 16, 2015