Learning from/in Latin America
Friday, April 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Held in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 (March 29-July 19, 2015), Learning from/in Latin America is a two-day conference co-organized by Princeton University and MoMA designed to further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to South America over three decades of architectural and urban development from 1955 to the early 1980s. Practitioners, planners, architecture and urban design historians, humanities scholars, curators and critics will contribute to a polyphonic conversation about architecture in Latin America, its social and political implications, and the persistent legacies of modernization.
This roundtable conversation brings together contemporary architects from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia to reflect on their current activity in relation to the quarter-century of architectural and urban development featured in the exhibition.
Established and emerging scholars of architecture and urbanism will convene for a day-long symposium to discuss ideas central to the formulation of the exhibition: campuses as urban laboratories, the image and imaginary of the city, and the concept of the informal city.
Full conference schedule available here.
Learning from/in Latin America is co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities. Major support for Learning from/in Latin America is provided by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, a program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton University School of Architecture.
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Learning from/in Latin America is co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities.