On February 12, Americas Society's Visual Arts program hosted the symposium "The Invention of the Modern Domestic Space in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela: Design, Art, and Architecture, 1940-1978." Discussions covered the current state of Latin American design, the influence of the home on the field, and case studies on exciting design initiatives in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.
- Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, author of Modern Brazilian Design
- Ana Elena Mallet, author of El diseño de van Beuren [The Design of Van Beuren]
- Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art