Video: Third Panel - Living the Modern Dream, Home as a Laboratory for Innovative Ideas, New Producers, and Local Materials

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." Panel 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.


  • Rodrigo Queiroz, of the Universidade de São Paulo, presents “Brazilian ‘Ready-Made’ Design”
  • Pat Kirkham, of the Bard Graduate Center, presents "Reflections on What We Have Seen in Relation to European and North American Design"
  • Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, a Moderno exhibition guest curator, responds to presentations