September 28, 2021

Redes Internacionales de la Arquitectura Española (1939-1975)

“Redes Internacionales de la Arquitectura Española (1939-1975)” is a set of lectures which presents the results of the research «Spanish Architecture in International Media: Publications, Exhibitions, Congresses (first part: 1939-1975)», which has received the support of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the European Regional Development Fund.

The main objective of this research group has been to map the presence of Spanish architectural culture abroad, during Francoism (1939-1975), through the study of the most relevant international periodical publications, exhibitions and congresses of that time, outlining a constellation of testimonies —not at all exhaustive— and sketching a history of international critique about Spanish architecture throughout this chronological period.

This type of approximation allows the re-evaluation of images and texts that in previous studies had been dismissed by conventional historiography, shedding lighting on them with a new energy which allows us to identify a periphery highly expressive in its interpretative values. Exceeding their intrinsic logic the documents have been considered as communication vehicles capable of interacting in more ample contexts. This endows them with new and surprising meanings within the historic-critic reading of events, to place them in the field of their analysis as product of a complex set of people and circumstances.

The results of this three-year work will soon be available in an English edition. However, they have already been published in a Spanish version. The schedule of the 28 September 2021 lectures, which will take place in Spanish, can be found here.

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