It is a paradox that much modernist art and architecture — which was so associated with universalism — actually began on the fringes and margins, in provincial places and vanguard practices. So if the history of modernism is so constituted by marginality, how do we further account for places and practices that remain stubbornly marginal? Simon Sadler, professor of design at UC Davis, will consider the case of Portugal, and its Mozambique colony, through the extraordinary figure of architect Pancho Guedes, interpreted in turn through the art of Ângela Ferreira.

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