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 One: Roundtable
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. Participants include Angelo Bucci, SPBR Arquitetos, São Paulo, Brazil; Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao SC, Mexico City, Mexico; and Felipe Mesa, Planb: Arquitectos, Medellín, Colombia. Barry Bergdoll, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA introduces the roundtable program and Fabrizio Gallanti, Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Princeton University moderates.
Ticket reservation is required for each of the two parts of this program. Please go to Learning from/in Latin America: Part Two to purchase tickets for Part Two.
Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.