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Romanisches Seminar

Dayron Carrillo Morell

Dayron Carrillo Morell

  • Doctorando en Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos (Prof. Adriana López Labourdette) - Proyecto: «Archi-Landscapes: Toward an Environmental Aesthetic of Mexico City’s Modern Architecture»

Archi-Landscapes: Toward an Environmental Aesthetic of Mexico City’s Modern Architecture

The research explores the states of tension between culture and nature, human and non-human agents within the modern processes of “place-making” in mid-twentieth-century Mexico City. By revisiting Luis Barragán’s landscaping principles, the Cárcamo de Dolores (1951) and the Museo Nacional de Antropología (1964), the study examines architectural discourses and ventures where the aesthetic capitalization Mexico-City’s lacustrine landscape is symbolically appropriated, scenographic monumentalize and politicly perpetuated.

Profile: Mr. Carrillo Morell studied Art History at the University of Havana, and completed a Master Degree in Art History and Hispanic Studies at the University of Zurich, with the thesis Eine Stiftungsfigur für die Kunst Brasiliens: die kunsthistorische Rezeption der Figur Aleijadinhos zwischen 1920 und 1951. He is currently assistant and teaching fellow for the Department of Spanish Literature at the Romanisches Seminar, and ordinary member of its Doctoral Program “Methods and Perspectives”. As a former research assistant in the project Modernity and the Landscape in Latin America, sponsored by the Swiss National Found (SNF), he is co-editor of the book Natura: Environmental Aesthetics after Landscape (2018).