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Architecture Inside/Out Symposium #01

Ambiguous Territories: Articulating New Geographies in Latin American Modern Architecture and Urbanism

March 27, 2009
March 28, 2009

Presentations exploring new geo-cultural assemblies of Latin American architecture, focusing on patterns of identification, intra- and extra-regional networks, and the emigration and immigration of ideas, practices, and architects. No tickets required.

Organized by the doctoral students in the Program in History and Theory of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University as part of the "Architecture Inside/Out" series. The conference is supported by the GSAPP, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, March 27

2:00 Opening and Welcome
Mark Wigley
Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Reinhold Martin
Director, Ph.D Program in Architecture, GSAPP, and Director of The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture

Introduction
Patricio del Real and Helen Gyger
Program in History and Theory of Architecture, Columbia University

2:30-4:00 Techno-Cultural Assemblages
Moderator: Daniel Barber
Program in History and Theory of Architecture, Columbia University

Caracas' Cultural [Be]longings: Re-tracing the Troubled Trajectories of the TABO Superbloque Experiment, 1952-2008
Viviana d'Auria
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Critical Re-engagements: Reconceptualizing Tropicality in Modern Latin American Architecture
Maria Isabel Oliver
University of Puerto Rico

Visual and Technological Culture: The Soviet KPD Building System in Chile, 1971-1973
Hugo Palmarola Sagredo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pedro Ignacio Alonso
Architectural Association, London

4:30-6:00  Ambiguous Modernities
Moderator: Jorge Otero-Pailos
Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Modern Images of the "Colonial" in the Twentieth Century
Cristina López Uribe
Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Local Germanic Architecture at Praça da Alfândega, Porto Alegre, South Brazil
Renato Holmer Fiore
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

Comparisons Required: The Case of Two Latin American Cities
Ricardo Hernán Medrano
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo

6:30-7:30  Keynote

The Jewel Cities of Informal Globalization: Medellín and Bogotá
Eduardo Mendieta
Associate Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook
 
7:30 Reception

Saturday, March 28

10:30-12:00  Singular Journeys
Moderator: Kenneth Frampton
Ware Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Lucio Costa and Argentina: From the "Good Tradition" to "American Being"
Ricardo Rocha
University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul

Melting Concrete into Fearless Forms: The Fluid Creations of Joaquim Cardozo
André Tavares
Universidade do Minho, Guimarães

Mies, Cuba, and Mexico: Impossible Interactions, 1957-1962
Salvador Lizárraga Sánchez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

12:15-1:45  Cross-Migrations with the Iberian Peninsula
Moderator: Maria González-Pendás
Program in History and Theory of Architecture, Columbia University

Counterpoint Boundaries of Hispanic Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Mexico and Spain, 1900-1930
Johanna Lozoya
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The International Circulation of Urban Ideas and Their Transcultural Applications: Buenos Aires and Rosario, 1979-1986
Guillermo Jajamovich
National University of San Martín

Lucio Costa's Luso-Brazilian Routes from the '20s to the '60s: Redefining the Equilibrium of "Center" and "Periphery"
Gaia Piccarolo
Politecnico di Torino

3:00-4:30  Territories in Print
Moderator: Barry Bergdoll
Professor of Art History, Columbia University, and The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at
 The Museum of Modern Art

Insularity and Difference: Latin America and the Map of Modern Architecture - A Construction Drawn from Periodical Publications, 1937-1955
Hugo Mondragón L.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Umberto Bonomo T.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The Evolution of a Strategy: Geographical Differences in the Imaginaries, References, and Alliances of Two Argentinean Reviews: Nv and Summa, 1951-1963
Federico Deambrosis
Politecnico di Milano

A View of Another: Introduction to a Japanese Meta-Geography of Latin American Modern Architecture
Andrea Y. Flores Urushima
Kyoto University

4:45-6:00  Panel Discussion
A concluding round-table panel discussion on issues raised by the conference, moderated by Patricio del Real and Helen Gyger.

Participants:
Daniel Barber
Barry Bergdoll
Kenneth Frampton
Maria Gonzalez Pendas
Eduardo Mendieta
Jorge Otero-Pailos