Latin American Modernism at Risk

A Panel Discussion on Preservation Challenges for World Monuments Watch Sites” presented by World Monuments Fund and The Museum of Modern Art

“Latin American Modernism at Risk” explores the preservation challenges, including changing economies, modernization, and development, being faced by modern buildings and sites in Latin America today.

Using a selection of World Monuments Watch sites in Latin America featured in The Museum of Modern Art exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, scholars and experts who know the sites best will examine their significance and the threats to their survival.


Introductory Remarks
Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President, World Monuments Fund

Javier Ramirez Campuzano
Vice President, Patronato Ruta de la Amistad
Ruta de la Amistad (Mexico)

John Loomis
Author, Revolution of Forms
National Art Schools (Cuba)

Claudio Vekstein
Professor, Arizona State University; co-Curator, Williams Archive
Casa Sobre el Arroyo (Argentina)

Paulina Villanueva Arismendi
Director, Fundacion Villanueva Foundation
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (Venezuela)

Enrique Vivoni Farage
Author, Klumb: An Architecture of Social Concern
Henry Klumb House (Puerto Rico)

Panel Q&A
Moderator: Barry Bergdoll

Closing Remarks
Lisa Ackerman

Includes a book signing with John Loomis, San Jose State University, and author, Revolution of Forms (Spanish edition)