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April 1 Modernization Takes Command? Latin American Cities During the Cold War



Modernization Takes Command? Latin American Cities During the Cold War

A taller urbano de las américas conference

Sponsors: NYU (History), UConn (History & El Instituto), Purchase
College SUNY (Latin American Studies & Casa Purchase)

King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium, New York University
53 Washington Square S., New York, NY
1 April 2015, 9am – 5pm

9.00 – Breakfast

9.15-9.30 – Welcome Remarks

Mark Healey and Leandro Benmergui

9.30-11.00 – Session 1: Crossways Interchanges

Adrián Gorelik (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes/ CONICET)
The rise and fall of the Latin American city:
crossways exchanges between North and South

Geoff Burrows (CUNY Grad Center)
Slum Clearance and the Limits of Transnational Public Policy:
The Puerto Rican New Deal as a Leading Case for Latin America

Leandro Benmergui (Purchase College, SUNY)
Building the Alliance for Progress:
Encounters in the Construction of Housing Complexes in Rio de Janeiro, 1962‐67

Mark Healey (UConn)

11.00-11.30 – Coffee Break

11.30-1.00 – Session 2: Housing Urban Modernity

Amy Offner (University of Pennsylvania)
What are Homes For? Self-Help Housing and Midcentury Economic Planning

Mark Healey (University of Connecticut)
Colombia as Cold War housing laboratory

Marcio Siwi (New York University)
Transnational circuits of urban renewal after World War II:
New York and São Paulo

Patricio del Real (Museum of Modern Art)

1.00-2.00pm – Lunch

2.00–3.30pm – Session 3: The Informality of Ownership

Helen Gyger (Columbia University)
Every Man a Home Owner: Exporting Wichita to Cold War Peru

Ed Murphy (Michigan State University)
Insurgent Ownership: In/Formality and a Right to Housing in Cold War Chile

Jorge Francisco Liernur (Universidad Di Tella)
The cultural construction of the “Villas Miseria”: Argentina, 1946-1962

Nicholas D’ Avella (Cooper Union)

3.30-4.00 Coffee Break

4.00-5.00 – Roundtable Discussion