Patricio del Real, PhD, works on the modern architecture of Latin America and its transnational connections with US cultural institutions. He has written on topics related to postwar politics and architecture, the historiography of modernism and the poetics of space. He is a Curatorial Assistant at MoMA’s Architecture and Design Department and worked on the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980. Before coming to New York, he was the Director of the Clemson University Architecture Center in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. A committed teacher, he has taught seminars and design courses, as well as design-build architecture studios in the Southern United States, and participated in the construction of informal structures in Havana, Cuba, presenting his research on contemporary vernacular practices in Cuba at the International Biennial of Architecture in Havana. He has taught, lectured and given seminars throughout Latin America; co-edited the anthology, Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories (Routledge, 2012), and Taking Positions: architects write from Latin America, an anthology of original documents to be published in the Museum’s Documents series. He is at work on a book about MoMA’s mid-century architecture exhibitions on Latin America.