Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Architecture, Art, Cuisine, Music, and Language
September 28, 2023
6909 Portwest Dr
Houston, TX 77024
Brought to you by the Latinos in Architecture
COLORES, Latinos in Architecture’s fourth annual celebration of Hispanic culture will take place September 27-29, 2023 at Architecture Center Houston and Kirksey Architecture featuring Carlos Jiménez, Principal, with Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston; Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, Principal and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at HKS, Washington D.C.; Gerardo Rosales, Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist, Houston; Rocio Braggiato, former Principal Dancer at the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, Mexico City, and a curator-led exhibition tour of Mexican artist Tania Candiani's upcoming exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum.
On Thursday, September 28 we are excited to welcome Carlos Jimenez and Rocio Braggiato to Kirksey Architecture. Jimenez, Principal at Carlos Jimenez Studio and Professor at the School of Architecture at Rice University, will speak to the celebration’s theme with a discussion on The Persistence of Color in Architecture. Jimenez will weave together the enduring value, meaning and use of color in architecture.
Braggiato, a former Principal Ballet dancer at the Taller Coreografico de la UNAM, Mexico City and current founder, artistic director and teacher at Intempo Dance Ensemble in Katy, TX will share her journey promoting Mexican folklore, culture and dance throughout the United States, South and Central America and Europe.
The evening will also include LD Dance Company, guitarist Javier Gonzalez and a Mariachi quartet lead by Julian Corona-Medina.
Symposium Ticket (includes all events) - $75 General Admission / $25 Student
Wednesday - $25 General Admission / $10 Student
Thursday - $50 in advance / $60 at the door / $25 Student in advance
Friday - $10 General and Student Admissions
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
An evening with Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, Principal and Global Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at HKS, Washington D.C and Gerardo Rosales, Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist.
Drinks and canapes included.
Architecture Center Houston, 902 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002
Thursday, September 28, 5:30pm
An evening with Carlos Jiménez, Principal, with Carlos Jiménez Studio; Rocio Braggiato, former Principal Dancer at the Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, Mexico City; LD Dance Company; guitarist Javier Gonzalez; and a Mariachi quartet lead by Julian Corona-Medina.
Drinks and dinner included
Kirksey Archtiecture, 6909 Portwest Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Friday, September 29, 4pm
A curator-led exhibition tour of Mexican artist Tania Candiani's upcoming exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum.
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, 4173 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004
About the speakers
Born San José, Costa Rica (1959). Moved to the United States in 1974. Studies at University of Houston College of Architecture (B.Arch.1981), Awarded Best Thesis and Best Portfolio (1981). Established Carlos Jiménez Studio in Houston in 1983. Tenured Professor at Rice University School of Architecture in 2000. Visiting Professor at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Texas A&M University, University of California in Los Angeles and at Berkeley, University of Navarra, Pamplona Spain, Williams College, Tulane University, University of Houston, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, University of Texas at Arlington and at Austin, University of Oregon, and Washington University in Saint Louis. Jimenez is a frequent lecturer, critic and jury member at national and international architecture events. From 2001 to 2011 he served in the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Jiménez is an Academician of the National Academy of Design.
Built works include: the Central Administration and Junior School for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Spencer Studio Art Building at Williams College, Irwin Mortgage Corporate Headquarters, the Cummins Child Development Center,the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Crowley House, Rice University Library Service Center and Data Center, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Centre Urbain in Evry France, and Won Buddhism of Houston, among others. Jimenez has received multiple awards for excellence in design from Architectural Record, the American Institute of Architects, Design Intelligence, the Chicago Athenaeum, Architecture, Progressive Architecture, the Architectural League of New York and the National Academy of Design, among others. The work has been published in numerous architectural journals, dedicated monographs and authored books such as “Carlos Jiménez” (Barcelona), “Carlos Jiménez Buildings” (New York), “Carlos Jiménez House and Studio” (Cambridge), “Crowley” (Singapore), “Carlos Jiménez / Trim Sessions 07” (Valencia), “Carlos Jiménez 30 Years, 30 Works”, AV 196 (Madrid), and “On Won Buddhism and the circularity of things” (South Korea).
Mrs. Rocio was born in Mexico City and began her classical training at very early stages of her life with her mother Mrs. Paloma Zepeda Novelo. She has studied different expressions of dance such as: Mexican Folklore, Polynesian Dances, Latin Rhythms, Classical Ballet, Lyrical Dances and Choreographic compositions. In 1984, Ms. Braggiato was named Artistic Director of "Estudio de Danza Paloma Bernal" and performing company "Arte Total". In the same year Ms. Braggiato became a principal dancer in the "Arte Total" and "Huillacapixtli" folkloric dance group under the direction of Paloma Zepeda de Bernal, this group was highly recognized in promoting Mexican folklore and culture around the United States, South and Central America and Europe. Dancing with "Huillacapixtli" enabled Ms. Braggiato to appear in worldly known T.V. and Radio Shows. In 1987, Ms. Braggiato debuted as a classical professional dancer with "Taller Coreografico de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (TCUNAM)," one of the most important ballet companies in Mexico under the direction of Gloria Contreras. In a short period of time, her dancing career as an Apprentice took a big leap as she was promoted to Principal Dancer for the "Taller Coreografico" in 1985. A 10 year dancing career with "Taller Coreografico de la UNAM" enabled her to perform principal roles, some of which were created specially for her. Ms. Braggiato moved to Houston, Texas in 1996 and immediately started working as choreographer in residence and ballet mistress at Allegro Ballet of Houston. She taught for 17 years under the direction of Glenda Brown , Peggy Giourard and Vanessa Brown.