Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Valentina Moimas

Date: 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

Speaker: Valentina Moimas, Curator, Architectural Collections, Centre Pompidou
Moderated by: Carolina Sepúlveda, Professor of Architecture, MARQ, Universidad Católica de Chile

This conversation series is part of Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA), an initiative that brings together institutions, curators, and scholars to discuss the role of architecture exhibitions and collections in the expanding world of curatorial practices and cultural debates. The series is run in parallel with the course Architecture in the “museum” a transnational seminar ran simultaneously by three institutions: Harvard University, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, each led by local faculty members.

Valentina Moimas is curator of the Architecture Collection of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou.

Carolina Sepúlveda  is an architect, curator, and researcher from Santiago, Chile. She holds a Master in Design Studies, Art, Design, and the Public Domain from Harvard GSD, and a B. Arch. from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Co-curator of Curating Architecture Across the Americas, an ongoing program promoted by Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that fosters architecture exhibits in the Americas. She has worked in research and production of architecture and design exhibitions at Harvard Graduate School of Design (Love in a Mist: The Politics of Fertility, Druker Design Gallery, 2019 by Malkit Shoshan), the Inter-American Development Bank (Housing, What’s Next? Washington D.C., 2018), LIGA DF (The Space Between Things, Mexico City, 2014 by Emilio Marin and Juan Carlos López), and coordinated the XX Chile Architecture Biennial (Unpostponable Dialogues, Valparaíso, 2017).

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Department of History of Art and Architecture