The Catalan Connection: Constructing the Catalan Countries through Architecture, 1950s-1980s


Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


RCC Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge. Cambridge MA 02138

RCC is pleased to announce this lecture delivered by Manuel López Segura and Francisco Prado-Vilar as part of the winter activities organized at Harvard January@GSAS.

Abstract: Between the 1950s and 1980s many people claimed and fought for the cultural and political unity of the Catalan-speaking regions of Spain. This lecture focuses on the contribution of architecture to the ideological construction of the so-called Catalan Countries. A GSAS student should attend if she is interested in the intertwining of architectural and political debates, and in the territorial tensions Spain is experiencing today. A GSAS student should expect to gain knowledge of Spain, its rich cultural diversity, and its complex recent history.