The series Latin America: Thoughts, published by Romano Guerra Editora and edited by professor Fernando Lara, intends to fill a gap in the scholarship with bilingual books (Portuguese and either English or Spanish) that can help us better understand the challenges of the continent’s architecture and urbanism. The first three books (in English and Portuguese) are collections of essays from distinguished scholars: Carlos Teixeira, Abilio Guerra and Otavio Leonídio.
Architecture and Nature, Essays of Abilio Guerra is a finalist for the CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2017. CICA is the International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA, established in Mexico City in 1978, closely associated with the World Congresses of the International Union of Architects. The International Jury this year was composed by Joseph Rykwert (USA/UK), Manuel Cuadra (Germany), Sengül Gür (Turkey), Xiangning Li (China) and Louise Noelle (Mexico).
Latin America: Design is a parallel initiative to publish bilingual books on design practice. Two design books were released this Fall: Horizontes Arquitetura and Arquitetos Associados, two cutting edge firms that deal with public architecture and social housing in Latin America.
On Novemver 15th Professor Lara will be accompanied by Carlos Alberto Maciel from Arquitetos Associados who will present their latest projects along with the book.
The English versions are available in e-book format (here and here) and will soon be released in print, with a book signing event as part of the Goldsmith talks on November 15th.
Goldsmith Talks is an open-format series of presentations organized by UTSOA faculty, staff, and students. the series aims to encourage and promote presentations that are outside of the scope of the main lecture series. Examples are: invited seminar presentations, book talks, lectures by designers and scholars who may be in Austin for another engagement, round-table discussions, film screenings, product demonstrations, or any other activity related to research, scholarship, and teaching activities and at the school. The format provides a platform for encouraging the dissemination of work by visitors and members of our community. The goal is to raise awareness, increase access, and better integrate such events within the public life of the school.