Alejandra Azuero

Alejandra Azuero / 3CT Project Curator

Alejandra Azuero-Quijano is a lawyer, PhD student and writer affiliated with Harvard Law School and the anthropology department at the University of Chicago.  Her most recent project explores the aesthetics of the Nuremberg Trial and the role of designers working for the Office of Strategic Services in shaping the project of international criminal justice. Azuero-Quijano's interest in post-WWII legal aesthetics is increasingly connected with her interest in the history of corporate forms in Colombia and the role of global corporate aesthetics in stabilizing the relation between capitalism and violence. Before moving to the U.S. she worked as a human rights lawyer for UN-WOMEN and the International Organization for Migration. Azuero-Quijano's writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America and New American Writing. In Colombia she is a frequent contributor for El Espectador and Revista Semana.



Taylor Lowe is a PhD student in the University of Chicago’s Department of Anthropology. He is also an architect and adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) department of Architecture Interior Architecture and Designed Objects (AIADO). His research interests concern ornamentation and systems theory, contemporary cosmological architecture, and design anthropology. Taylor has taught architecture and design history, theory and studio at the University of Chicago; SAIC; Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture and Planning (AAP); and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He is an architectural designer and partner at AND Design in Bangkok. While his built work exists exclusively in Thailand, his designs have been exhibited at the “Water: Curse or Blessing” and “Smart Cities” exhibits at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin, the Ladhaki Arts and Media Organization (LAMO) in India, and the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. His written and graphic work has been published in the Journal Sensate and has earned Taylor the Schiff Prize for Architectural Criticism. He has also written and co-designed the book "Make Less Into More" (Amarin Publishing 2010) on and with his former colleagues at S+PBA architects.

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Robert Meister / Visiting Scholar at 3CT