“The Beehive, the Favela, the Mangrove, and the Castle: Race and Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1885 to 1945”
Luisa Valle is a doctoral candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research focuses on Latin American architecture and its implications for art production from the region, with a special interest in the local, national, and global contexts of modernism. She has published articles on Roberto Burle Marx and the synthesis of the arts, Mary Vieira and concretism, and Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument. Currently, she is finishing her dissertation entitled "The Beehive, the Favela, the Mangrove, and the Castle: Race and Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1885-1945." She has received several fellowships, including a CUNY Teaching Fellowship at Hunter College and an Avery Foundation/The Bronx Museum of the Arts Curatorial Fellowship. She has taught art and architectural history at the City College of New York and Hunter College.