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Latinas In Architecture: The Case Of Puerto Rico

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The Dallas Latino Cultural Center will offer a presentation that makes a critical analysis of newspaper articles published in Puerto Rico from 1945 to 2011 that featured female architects. It will demonstrate the way images were manipulated to construct, in line with prevalent gender notions, the identity of the professional woman in the field of architecture.Norma Figueroa is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas in Arlington. Join us at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center for this event on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00:00 PM.

Dr. Norma I. Figueroa is both an architect and historian whose researches focuses on the profession of Architecture and Interior Design from a gendered perspective. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico where she obtained a BS in Environmental Design and a PhD in History from the University of Puerto Rico. She did her master studies in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and was an exchange student at the Architectural Association in London. Figueroa taught at the School of Architecture in Puerto Rico and at GUST University in Kuwait; countries where she practiced architecture as well. In 2010 she joined UTA’s Interior Design Program at the School of Architecture, where she works as an Assistant Professor teaching design studio, object design, and architectural graphics.

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