The University Record, February 19, 2001

Photo story: ‘Urbe’ watercolors focus on city life

This piece, titled ‘Skyline,’ is part of an exhibition of watercolors by Brazilian architect Fernando Lara, on display through March 2 in Room 1524, Rackham Building. Presented by the Institute for the Humanities, the exhibition, ‘Urbe,’ focuses on cities and the relationship between people and buildings.

‘Urbe is a declaration of love for cities,’ Lara says. ‘These watercolors, sketched very quickly in situ around the world, reveal traces of the fascinating agglomerate of people and buildings in a given space that we call cities.’

Lara has taught at universities in Brazil and the United States. A fellow at the Institute and a student in the doctoral program in architecture, Lara’s architecture designs have been shown in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife in Brazil.

The Institute promotes interdisciplinary scholarship in the arts and humanities. Fellows of the Institute are graduate students, faculty and visitors who pursue scholarly work and participate in weekly seminars while on campus.

Image and information courtesy Institute for the Humanities