Town & Country: Architecture Between Dichotomies
Keynote lecture by Sarah Lopez, University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture with response by Reinhold Martin
Sarah Lopez is a historian of the built environment, as well as a migration scholar, and currently Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Her book entitled, The Remittance Landscape: The Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and won the 2017 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. Lopez is currently at work on two separate projects: the first examines the architecture of immigrant detention facilities in Texas and the second explores the evolution of an informal binational construction industry linked to thirty years of continuous migration between Mexico and the US. Lopez received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and was recently a 2016–2017 Fellow at the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities.