February 11, 2013–March 24, 2013
Carlos Garciavelez, Prize Winner
Of the twentieth-century large-scale urban interventions inscribed into the Latin American city, the university campus is the most salient symbol of progress. Throughout the twentieth century, the academy became an epicenter of architectural and urban experimentation within major Latin American cities. This exhibition documents the spatial legacy of the principal Latin American university-cities built in the past 60 years. Furthermore, the work traces the continental and transcontinental design influences that shaped these grounds. It maps their spatial evolution by exploring the relevance of the autonomous university campus as a pole for urban development. Culled through extensive site visits to select universities and the examination of archival material, the work presented in this exhibition constructs a campus atlas that links these individual campuses into a de facto Pan-American urban project.
This exhibition and the Druker Traveling Fellowship is made possible through the generosity and vision of Ronald M. Druker, LF‚Äò76 and the Bertram A. Druker Charitable Foundation