Why Latin America, Why Now?

Round table discussion on editorial and curatorial processes with William Saunders, editor of the Harvard Design Magazine and Florencia Rodriguez, editor of Plot Magazine (Argentina) moderated by Ana Maria Duran Calisto, former Loeb Fellow. The discussion will revolve around the growing interest in Latin America as a conversation between an internal  Latin American publication and the most recent issue of the Harvard design Magazine under the title “Architectures of Latin America”.  Both publications will present the concepts that drive their issues from their “inside” and “outside” visions of contemporary architecture in Latin America seeking to identify its specific qualities without falling into regional stereotypes.

Additional Speakers:

WILLIAM SAUNDERS
Founding editor of Harvard Design Magazine (HDM) at the Harvard GSD. He is author of Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller and editor of several books including Urban Design (with Alex Krieger); Nature, Landscape, and Building for Sustainability; The New Architectural Paradigm; Judging Architectural Value; Urban Planning Today; Sprawl and Suburbia; and Commodification and Spectacle in Architecture, as well as articles on Rem Koolhaas writing judgment of architecture, Christopher Alexander’s writing, and poetry of the 1960s and 1970s. Saunders is currently preparing the next issue of HDM which will consider the question, “What is Architecture’s Core?”
FLORENCIA RODRIGUEZ
Architect, curator and editor of PLOT Magazine (Argentina).

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