Speaker: Ricardo Daza, Director, Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum , Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Moderated by: Cristina Lopez Uribe, Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
This conversation series is part of Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA), an initiative that brings together institutions, curators, and scholars to discuss the role of architecture exhibitions and collections in the expanding world of curatorial practices and cultural debates. The series is run in parallel with the course Architecture in the “museum” a transnational seminar ran simultaneously by three institutions: Harvard University, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, each led by local faculty members.
Ricardo Daza holds a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the National University of Colombia (1989); a Master degree in History, Art, Architecture and the City (1997), and a PhD in Architectural Projects (2009) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Professor of Theory and Director of projects for undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and Coordinator of the Line of Architectural Projects for the Doctorate in Art and Architecture at the National University of Colombia. He has been Visiting Professor in Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. Curator of several exhibitions and author of the books “Looking for Mies” (2000), and “Tras el Viaje de Oriente – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – Le Corbusier” (2015.) Daza has published catalogs and articles in diverse specialized Magazines. He has received various awards, was finalist of the Ibero-American Biennial and winner of the XXV Colombian Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2016.
Cristina López Uribe is an architectural historian who specializes in twentieth-century Mexican architecture. She holds a BA in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and an MA in History of Art, Architecture and the City from the Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, where she is currently a PhD candidate in Architecture History and Theory. She is Assistant Professor of History of Architecture and a member of the Laboratorio Editorial de Arquitectura at the UNAM and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Bitácora Arquitectura. She is coeditor, with Salvador Lizárraga, of Living CU: 60 Years (UNAM, 2014) and is the author of several essays on Mexican architecture. She assisted MoMA curators in Mexico in the preparation for the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 and worked as an advisor on the LACMA exhibition Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985.
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