Symposium Focuses on Architecture in the Americas

March 27, 2012

Event: Latitudes 4: Architecture in the Americas

When: Thursday, March 29, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, March 30, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Where: Goldsmith Hall, Mebane Gallery

Background: Latitudes 4 is a two-day symposium reflecting on architecture in the Americas, organized by the Center for American Architecture and Design and co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The symposium brings together a diverse group of innovative architects to discuss modern architecture in the Americas.

As in previous years, the speakers will present a small selection of their work, in depth, to illustrate the uniqueness of their conceptual and architectural approaches to the cultural and technical context in which they operate. In subsequent panel discussions, the participants will address their differences and similarities in the light of Modernism, now in its second century. The architects will discuss whether there is something distinct — across all latitudes — about American Modernism or whether globalism has erased all differences.

The symposium is free and open to the public. A complete agenda is at Latitudes 4.

Speakers: Peter Cardew, Canada; Julie Snow, United States; Victor Trahan, United States; Alberto Mozo, Chile; Derek Dellekamp, Mexico; Maria V. Besonias, Argentina; Adrian Moreno, Ecuador; José Cubilla, Paraguay

The School of Architecture, in collaboration with LLILAS, offers a unique dual degree program that leads to the simultaneous award of the master of arts in Latin American Studies and the master of science in Community and Regional Planning. Students learn the fundamental technical and conceptual skills necessary to effectively address planning issues, while also studying the cultural, socioeconomic and geographic challenges and opportunities characteristic of the region.

For more information, contact: Amy Crossette, Office of the President, 512-573-1078.