Gli apporti europei nella costruzione del Progetto Moderno in America Latina. Mario Bianco e il Perù
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
European contributions in the development of the Modern Project in Latin America. Mario Bianco
This article is one of the preliminary results of the research carried out in La Sapienza in collaboration with the Università della Svizzera Italiana (2015-2020). The work focused on the historical relationship between Latin America and Western Europe and its repercussions on Peruvian culture. The migratory phenomena of the mid-twentieth century contributed to the consolidation of urbanism and modern architecture in Peru.
The experience of Mario Bianco, an engineer from Turin who moved to Lima between 1947 and 1960, is representative of a larger number of Europeans who emigrated to the Andean country. Their vast works and, more generally, Peruvian architecture of the last century, have been seriously threatened over the last fifty years. The study for the recognition of the values of this heritage constitutes a fundamental action for its protection. In this context, this essay is proposed as a contribution to the construction of the history of twentieth-century Peruvian architecture and the preservation of its heritage.