T1, Theater 1

This daylong symposium explores the contributions of Latin American progressive housing strategies and participatory design to architecture and urban development. Beginning with an analysis of the precedent-setting Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda (PREVI), developed in the late 1960s in Peru, the symposium examines the spectrum of more recent strategies in Latin America, where architects and local communities use the intense need for housing and usable public space as premises for their “incrementalist” design solutions.

Participants include Barry Bergdoll, Lucía Calcagno, Rosalie Genevro, Catalina Justiniano, Peter Land, Manuel Llanos, Fernando Luíz Lara, Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, Patricio del Real, and Felicity Scott.

This program is presented by The Architectural League of New York, Columbia University Latin Lab, and The Museum of Modern Art. Tickets are free for League and MoMA members and Columbia University students and faculty. To reserve a ticket, e-mail rsvp@archleague.org. Tickets ($20 for the general public) are available online. Tickets are will-call only. Space permitting, additional tickets will be available at the door, cash only, on the day of the symposium.