Architecture professor Hugo Mondragón presents the lecture "The Discourse on Modern Architecture in Chile: A Construction from Journals and Magazines, 1930-1950."
Mondragón confronts the generally shared conception of modern architecture as a style, with an emergent view of it as a discourse in which arguments are more important than forms.
Mondragón's research examines 20th-century architectural magazines in order to understand the Chilean national discourse surrounding modern architecture.
Mondragón holds a master's in architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a master's in the Theory and History of Architecture from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Universidad Piloto, Colombia. He teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he brings the unique perspective of a native Colombian working in Chile to his architectural research.