On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Princeton Urbanists co-founders and co-p residents Harrison Blackman ’17 and Zak Degiulio ’18 attended a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) titled “Learning from/in Latin America” which is part of a two-day conference sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University as well as the MoMa. Part Two, on April 3, 2015 was held at the Princeton University School of Architecture.
This image is of the Orchidiarium, a project in Medellin Colombia by Mesa’s firm plan b Architects.
The Roundtable at MoMa featured lectures by Angelo Bucci, an architect of SPBR Arquitetos in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Tatiana Bilbao, architect at Tatiana Bilbao SC in Mexico City; and Felipe Mesa, an architect from planb Arquitetos in Medellin, Colombia. Barry Bergdoll, from the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMa, introduced the discussion, and Princeton-Mellon Initiative Senior Fellow Fabrizio Gallanti moderated a discussion between the three architects.
A fascinating discussion, the roundtable at MoMa was one of just a few of the exciting urbanism-related events at Princeton.
Though recently formed, the Society for Princeton Urbanists will be at the Princeton Preview Club Fair for newly-admitted students on April 13th, and we are planning to have a booth and activity at Communiversity on April 26, Princeton’s spring fair on Nassau Street. Come talk to us!