Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Sarah Lopez


Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Sarah Lopez

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Impact of remittances on the architecture and landscapes of Mexico

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LAS 388 • Migratory Urbanism

40587 • Fall 2017
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM SUT 2.110
(also listed as ARC 386M, CRP 388)

Migration is an inherently spatial phenomenon; the study of migration is the study of places, people, processes, and the state. This course addresses the history of 20th century international migration—with a focus on US-Mexico migration post WWII—through the lens of the built environment. The aim of this course is to bring migration theories and histories into the realm of architecture and planning to equip spatial practitioners with tools for thinking through how contemporary movement interfaces with the production of space. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of migration will incorporate urban and architectural histories, political economy, urban theory, ethnographies of individuals, families, and communities, material culture, and film to explore how North American cities and towns (including Mexico) and border regions are influenced by the continuous flow of people, ideas, dollars, and desire. We will engage concepts such as assimilation, transnationalism, diaspora, borderlands, and frontier. We will investigate international remittance development, multi-scalar migrant neighborhoods, and housing. Students will learn methods for conducting primary research on migration and places, and write short papers on contemporary or historical migration and Austin’s built environment.

LAS 388 • Migratory Urbanism

39887 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM SUT 2.112
(also listed as ARC 386M, CRP 388, GRG 396T)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Study of critical theories and practices that affect the built environment.

 

GRG 356T • Migratory Urbanism

37828 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM SUT 2.110

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    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712