Luisa Valle is a PhD student in art history at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on Latin American architecture and its implications for the art production from the region. Drawing on spatial theory, urban epistemology, and post-colonial theory, she investigates spatial practices and architectural installations as works that concomitantly build on and challenge the official narrative of modernist architecture in the region. Focusing on the temporality, precariousness, and participatory strategies of these “architectures” she explores how art re-evaluates and yet continues to use architecture as a tool in the struggle for social emancipation, active participation, and the ongoing codification of Latin American cultural identities. Valle is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Hunter College.