Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two

3 Apr 2015

Event times

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

MoMA Museum of Modern Art

New York
New York, United States


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  • From the east side of Manhattan M1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to 53rd Street From the west side of Manhattan M50 cross-town to 50th Street. Proceed to 53rd Street.
  • From the east side of Manhattan 6 train to 51st Street, transfer to the E or M train; one stop to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue From the west side of Manhattan E or M train to 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue, or B, D, or F train to 47-50 Street Rockefeller Center

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In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and 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.

Learning from/in Latin America is jointly organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Part Two: Symposium
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.

Welcome and Introduction
Stan Allen, School of Architecture, Princeton University Bruno Carvalho, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Session One: The Campus as a Laboratory for the Ideal City
Moderator: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Respondent: Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Eduardo Luis Rodríguez, independent scholar, Havana, Cuba
Sylvia Ficher, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Cristina López Uribe, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Fernando Pérez-Oyarzun, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Session Two: Urban Imaginaries
Moderator: Patricio del Real, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA
Respondent: Diana Agrest, Cooper Union

Guillermo Barrios, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas 
Luis Castañeda, Syracuse University
Beatriz Jaguaribe, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Session Three: The Form of the Informal
Moderator: Jorge Francisco Liernur, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Respondent: Helen Gyger, Columbia University

Sharif S. Kahatt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima
Felipe Correa, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gabriel Duarte, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Additional program information for this event, including ticket sales, can be found at Ticket reservation is required for each of the two parts of this program. Please go to the program page for Learning from/in Latin America: Part One to purchase tickets for Part One.


In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980


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