Jorge Rigamonti. Caracas Nodo de Transferencia (Caracas Transfer Node). 1970. Photocollage. 9 ¼ x 15” (23.5 x 38.1cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York. Latin American and Caribbean Fund.In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Learning from/in Latin America - taking place from April 2-3, 2015 - will expand on the exhibition’s curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico, Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of architectural and urban 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. Full schedule and ticketing information can be found at http://soa.princeton.edu/learning-from-in-latin-america Part One: Roundtable Thursday, April 2, 2015 Musuem of Modern Art Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 WATCH LIVE STREAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw_M0PgpOis 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. Part Two: Symposium Friday, April 3, 2015 Princeton University School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium WATCH LIVE STREAM https://mediacentral.princeton.edu 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. Learning from/in Latin America is co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities at Princeton University.
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