Date: 
08.08.16

New publication series on Global Architecture to be edited by Bruno Carvalho of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative

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Bruno Carvalho, Princeton-Mellon Initiative Project Investigator and Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, to edit new University of Texas Press publication series, "Lateral Exchanges: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Practices" with co-editor Felipe Correa, (link is external) Associate Professor of Urban Design at Harvard GSD.

Lateral Exchanges is a new series devoted to architecture and urbanism in the context of international development and globalization. Publishing research on historical and contemporary issues in design and the built environment, unrestricted by geographic focus, the series will cover several interrelated fields, including architecture, cultural studies, environmental humanities, history, landscape architecture, media and visual studies, urban planning, and urban studies.

Above all, the series will address three related questions. First, what role do architects and architecture play in historical and international development? Second, why and how have architectural and urban-planning models circulated, as concepts or realized constructions, across continents, marketplaces, and languages? Third, how have these fields’ concepts and techniques instigated cultural and intellectual exchanges beyond disciplinary boundaries and particular locales, and how should we historicize and theorize these exchanges, particularly in the context of persistent global asymmetries?

In these and other ways, Lateral Exchanges will examine the rich intellectual, social, and technical contributions that architects and architecture have made to an increasingly globalized world.

For additional information please contact series editors Bruno Carvalho (bcarvalh@princeton.edu) and Felipe Correa (fcorrea@gsd.harvard.edu) or UT Press editor-in-chief Robert Devens (rdevens@utpress.utexas.edu).