Lauda Virginia Vargas Vargas

Vargas Vargas Lauda Virginia

Lauda Virginia Vargas Vargas was born in the Dominican Republic, raised undocumented in the US, practiced architecture in Mexico, and now lives in Denmark. Her constant migration has made her a more hesitant architect. She has crossed continents and states and, while landscapes may change, the tapestry of colonialism is weaved together using similar techniques, with the hands of the architect often not so innocently involved. Her work attempts to engage with colonial relationships, the power of citizenship, and constructs of nationality. Through both architectural proposition as well as the refusal of proposition she navigates the toolbox of the architect with caution.