Ivonne Santoyo Orozco

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco obtained her masters degree from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam having gradu-ated magna-cum-laude from the UDLA in Puebla, Mexico. She has worked with Arup Integrated Urbanism, Foster&Partners, Wiel Arets, and Fernando Romero. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and the Center of Contemporary Architecture in Moscow, among others. She has been a recipient of sponsorships from the Mexican government and a Collection Re-search Grant from the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal. She has taught at the AA, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and more recently at the University of Creative Arts.

Rome, Before the State: Architecture and Persuasion in the Early Modern City

Supervisors: Mark Cousins, Dr Pier Vittorio Aureli

Challenging the predominant architectural historiography of Rome, this thesis suggests that a fundamental misreading has eclipsed a history. Through analysis of three categories, we come to terms with how modern power discovered relations of obedience that relied not on the traditional means of legal or military force, but on the affective life of citizens. More markedly, the papal court began to develop sensorial and spatial techniques that were instrumental to the formation of modern state machinery.