Desert America: Landscape, Art and Architecture in the American Southwest

Eliana Sousa Santos

6 November | 6pm

Auditorium B103 @ISCTE-IUL

Free admission

DINÂMIA'CET-IUL organizes the lecture Landscape, Art and Architecture in the American Southwest, given by Eliana Sousa Santos, as a result of the trip carried out under the support resulting from the distinction he obtained through the Távora 2017 Prize. the "center of the earth at the edge of space", five extensive and detailed articles were published, accompanied by photographs by Tiago Silva Nunes, in the Ypsilon supplement of Jornal Público in the series 'Branco até Branco'.

Eliana Sousa Santos has been a visiting professor at the ISCTE-IUL Department of Architecture and Urbanism since 2017. She has studied and researched Reyner Banham, Gyorgy Kepes, Nikolaus Pevsner and Georges Kubler.

Summary: This is a time travel, which is also a journey through the deserts of the American Southwest. A trip stems from a research work in architectural history and was the winning proposal of the Fernando Távora Prize. We will follow in the footsteps of artists, architects and art historians, among them the architect Távora himself, who traveled through the American Southwest. The artifacts that populate the history books of art and architecture will be analyzed, but they reveal much information about the history of the United States from the earliest times to the most recent.

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