In Fall 2016, graduate student Laura Bathke received funding through the School of Architecture's Travel Scholarship Program to support her interest in studying architecture in Buenos Aires in order to "...address the question of critical regionalism in the globalized practice of contemporary architecture." This exhibition takes visitors along for the ride through a photographic journey.
With respect to her research project, Bathke notes that her "...specific area of interest is in pursuit of a localized architecture that is unique to a place and its culture. After a short time of studying a place that is not my own, can I, as an architect, come to a deep enough understanding of a context to be able to design for it?" Through her investigations, Laura found that "the city of Buenos Aires proved to be the perfect place to examine this question due to the wide variety of styles within the city that come together to create a unique sense of place."
The photographs featured in this exhibition represent a portion of her image donation received by the school's Visual Resources Collection.
Friday, January 12 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Battle Hall (BTL), Ground Floor Exhibition Space
302 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705