Ibarra-Sevilla to lecture in Madrid

Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla (Architecture) will lecture at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid on May 19, 2011. Ibarra-Sevilla will discuss his experience with stonecutting and masonry construction at the Open Chapel of Teposcoulula in Oaxaca, Mexico. He will also present some of the findings of his current research project on Renaissance Vaulting Systems of "la Mixteca" to a team of experts on stereotomy. Ibarra-Sevilla's work on stonecutting and vaulting systems of Mexico is of special interest to Spanish scholars because it brings a new perspective of the sixteenth-century transmission of technology from Europe to the Americas.