RFK Visiting Professor (spring 2014)
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
Project: The Relationship between Landscape and Architecture, in Its Social and Symbolic Construction
Graciela Silvestri is a Professor of Architectural Theory at the Universidad Nacional La Plata in Argentina, and a senior researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas). Her research focuses on the relationship between landscape (as a social and symbolic construction), fine arts and design disciplines in South America and has been characterized as unprecedented in the field of landscape history. She has written articles on the subject in national and international reviews and books, and is the author of the books El paisaje como cifra de armonia with F. Aliata, and El color del rio. Historia cultural del paisaje del Riachuelo. She has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, the Iberoamerikanisches Institute in Berlin and was previously a de Fortabat Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS, Harvard University.