Virginia Bonicatto

Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (October 2022)

Virginia Bonicatto (Ph.D. Universidad Nacional de La Plata). Bonicatto is a researcher with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (FAU-UNLP) in Argentina where she also teaches the history and theory of architecture. Her research focuses on the metropolitanization of Buenos Aires, late 19th and early 20th century architecture focusing on skyscrapers, and tall buildings construction. Bonicatto has participated in several scientific meetings, research groups and projects, and her research has been published in academic articles and book chapters. In 2014 she was awarded the scientific, artistic and technological production award and the best postgraduate award in 2015 by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. She has received grants from the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, The J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Fondo Nacional de las Artes. She is a member of the Global Architecture Teaching History Collaborative and member of the History Committee of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. While at Princeton she will study the transnational circulation and reception of images of early skyscrapers built in Latin America outside its borders and the complex exchange that takes place between diverse realities.