Sin título (Billonarios) / Untitled (Billionaires), Luis Berrios-Negron, 2022. Installation at POST, the Koolhaas/OMA new culture house in Houston, Texas (the new home of Tesla and the ol’Jet Propulsion lab).

Luis Berríos-Negrón

UmArts is delighted to welcome Luis Berríos-Negrón as the first UmArts Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Architecture and Art, in partnership with Bildmuseet and Umeå School of Architecture (UMA).  Luis Berríos-Negrón investigates the greenhouse as metaphor, effect and technology. Luis’s practice unarchives the Greenhouse as support structure, a model of early warning, and a history of colonial botany. The postdoc research will develop a new Transhemispheric project between Scandinavia and Puerto Rico to rethink colonization, create new ways of replanting and extending the growing season.

The image above shows Luis Berríos-Negrón’s, Sin título (Billonarios) / Untitled (Billionaires), 2022, featuring the burning biosphère of the U.S. pavilion for the World’s Exposition in Montreal 1967, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao, erupting in flames on 20 May, 1976. Photo Source: Doug Lehman, Progressive Architecture, August 1976.