Talk — The Barragán Lectures #1: Luis Carranza

Vitra Design Museum
luis barragán, casa liraldi; © wikipedia / ulises00
Thursday, 16 March

Luis Barragán is regarded as one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century. His architectural idiom fused the austere vocabulary of the International Style with vernacular Mexican elements to produce an unmistakable expressiveness all his own. The Vitra Design Museum, in cooperation with the Barragán Foundation based in Birsfelden, will organize a series of lectures and discussions that will examine Barragán's work from different perspectives and make it more accessible to a broader audience. The first lecture will be given by Luis Carranza, professor of architecture at the Columbia University and the Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, who will present Barragán in the context of Latin American modernism. The event takes place in the Vitra Schaudepot.
Admission is free; you can register to participate at


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