Glenda Puente’s “Modernism in Quito” Featured on Docomomo US


Adjunct Faculty Glenda Puente’s essay “Modernism in Quito, Ecuador: 1955-1980” is being featured on Docomomo US, the US chapter of the international non-profit organization Docomomo International.

In an effort to promote appreciation towards an unjustifiably unknown heritage, both locally and internationally, Puente’s essay depicts the economic, political, and cultural context in which mid-century modern architecture took place in Ecuador, with a focus on work in Quito, the capital city. The selection of work excludes single family housing and, instead, highlights medium- and large-scale projects built between 1955 and 1980, the same time frame as that of current exhibit Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The content of Puente’s article was originally published as part of “Restoring the Modern and Revitalizing Its Context: A Case Study in Quito, Ecuador,” a Master Research Project submitted to the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Florida.

Puente is a member of the Florida chapter of Docomomo US.

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