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Dissertation Proposal Defense: Camila Reyes Alé

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You are cordially invited to attend
the Dissertation Proposal Defense of Camila Reyes Alé


Architectures of Circulation: techniques, materials and knowledge-production in the Americas, 1950-1975


To be held on
Thursday, September 10, 2020
At 10:30 a.m. EST
on Zoom


E-mail soaprograms@princeton.edu for the link.



Abstract: This dissertation studies the architectures of circulation that were formed, established, and exploited during the post-war period between the United States and Latin America. By analyzing both architecture in circulation and the architecture of circulation, it aims to understand the processes, protocols, components and techniques through which the discipline was both deployed and mobilized as a field of knowledge and exchange during these years. Through four different case studies—namely, the book, the packaged exhibition, the building component, and the building interior—this dissertation looks to explicate how circulation operates both spatially and materially, and through it, to address questions of power, identity, and culture more broadly.


Committee Members:

Sylvia Lavin (adviser)

Spyros Papapetros

Gabriela Nouzeilles, Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Director Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton

Felicity D. Scott, Professor of Architecture, Director PhD in Architecture, and Co-Director of MSc Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University, GSAPP

Ana María León, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Romance Languages and Literatures, Architecture at University of Michigan