Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Film and Media Studies
Academic Program Adviser
124 Notebooks is a documentary about Brazilian architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner.
In 2010, two Brazilians were included in the TIMES Magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, the ex and now re-elected president, Luiz Inacio da Silva, known as Lula, and the Architect and Urbanist Jaime Lerner. Lerner was listed among the 25 most influential thinkers for his 40 years working with urban sustainability, starting in the 1970s with his urban revolution of a once obscure city in Brazil, Curitiba. Curitiba is where I am from; Jaime Lerner is my father.
In 124 Notebooks, I trace my father’s trajectory from the seed of his creative process — his lifelong practice of observing and taking notes of the world around him. 124 notebooks are the number of creative notebooks my father wrote in his life; these notebooks are the central thread in this personal essay documentary about my father’s creative mind and his public and private legacy.
Lerner, Andrea, "124 Notebooks" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.