In collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University will host an interdisciplinary colloquium entitled “On-Site: New Architecture in Spain” on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. The colloquium is held in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition of the same title (on display through May 1, 2006). The event takes place at the Center, located at 53 Washington Square South. It is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made by calling 212.998.3650 or emailing

Participants in the colloquium include:

  • Jo Labanyi, professor, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese (moderator)
  • Francesc Torres, conceptual artist and holder of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair (spring 2006)
  • Susan Larson, assistant professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, and managing editor, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • Alexander Tzonis, professor of architectural theory, Deft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Peter Buchanan, writer, curator, and critic (United Kingdom)

The colloquium will be introduced by Edward Sullivan, NYU Dean for the Humanities, and Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

Also in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition, on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m., a lecture entitled “Panorama Emergente Iberoamericano” will take place at the Center. The speaker will be Ariadna Cantis; the lecture will be in Spanish.

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