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2021-2022

Updated National Cadastre of Neighbourhoods 9x18

Research

Developed together with the Observatorio de Ciudades UC - OCUC the project aims to produce an updated national cadaster of 9x18 neighbourhoods, expanding the original cadaster to a national scale, thereby generating new data on both the general universe of neighbourhoods and on each neighbourhood in particular. With this, it is expected to: expand the universe of registered neighbourhoods to a national scale; extract more general and neighbourhood data by crossing with current databases; characterise each neighbourhood in relation to its potential for urban-housing regeneration; and disseminate information on 9x18 neighbourhoods to local governments, residents and the general public.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Coordinator

2020-2021

Housing, citizenship and aspirations: neoliberalism, people’s self-production and politics of daily life in Greater Santiago

Research

The line of research led by Consuelo Araos is intended to observe everyday practices within pericentral urban neighborhoods of Santiago, in order to investigate economic strategies and moralities, aspirations of mobility and self-making processes under conditions of economic precarity in neoliberal Chile.

Role

Entity

ENA “Ethnographies of neoliberalism and aspiration”

Research Assistant

2020

Towards a comprehensive urban-housing regeneration model with densification in 9×18 neighborhoods.
Hacia un modelo integral de regeneración urbano-habitacional con densificación en barrios tipo 9×18.

Publication

Chile faces a complex housing scenario. Although the housing deficit has been reduced in recent decades, a significant portion of households still do not have access to decent and adequate housing. Increasingly, families without housing are showing strong preferences for good locations, ideally in the same neighbourhoods they live in. Our proposal suggests guidelines for a public policy that addresses this challenge, taking advantage of the opportunity presented by hundreds of urban neighbourhoods created several decades ago by the same public policy, many of them known as 9×18 neighbourhoods, and which today are well located in the city, have an adequate urban fabric, good public spaces and have land with potential for densification. Our proposal suggests guidelines for an institutional model whose principles and strategies are radically different from those that have inspired the housing policy of the last four decades. In this model, the targeting criteria do not focus on vulnerable households but on supporting communities in neighbourhoods demanding regeneration processes, which may include low and middle-income people. The basic characteristics of such a model include at least medium-scale residential densification and substantive improvements to the urban environment through a participatory plan between the municipality and the resident communities, which become not only beneficiaries but also agents in the implementation of public policy.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
Tapia, R., Araos, C., Forray, R., Gil, D., y Muñoz, S. (2020). En: Centro de Políticas Públicas UC (ed.) Propuestas para Chile. Concurso de Políticas Públicas 2019. Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, pp. 319-351.

Author

2019

Towards a comprehensive urban-housing regeneration model with densification in 9x18 neighborhoods

Research

The project seeks to move from reactive and partialised renovation policies to active and comprehensive regeneration policies, which not only focus their action on critical neighbourhoods or on improving housing, but also extend the intervention to neighbourhoods with ample potential for densification and improvement needs. The initiative promotes policies that integrate the private dimension of housing with the public dimension of the neighbourhood; including the logics of family proximity, neighbourhood belonging and community organisation and respecting the physical heritage of the layout of lots, streets and supply networks, but also the intangible heritage of community life, ways of living, social and family networks.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Research Assistant

2019

Towards a post-neoliberal policy of neighborhood regeneration of the pre-dictatorship in Chile.
Hacia una política posneoliberal de regeneración de barrios de la predictadura en Chile

Conference

Recent studies about housing policies in Chile focus those which are part of the economic and institutional reforms implemented by the military regime from the late 70’s, and their consequences: the relegation of lower-income population to urban outskirts, far from their networks, the poor quality of housing, social and spatial segregation and, regarding financing, an increasingly concentrated real estate sector, with growing control of urban land and increasing competition for housing production in deregulated pericentral areas well served by public transportation (Cattaneo, 2011). This article focuses on vast urban areas made of neighborhoods built through social housing policies between 1960 and 1973, in the context of massive social and political movements, which have been less studied recently. After 60 years, these areas include a significant amount of housing units counted as part of the qualitative and quantitative housing deficit and are subject to new public policies. Our hypothesis is that these areas have the potential to undergo urban regeneration processes that may challenge the foundations of current policies. However, this possibility challenges the market players and therefore requires social actors having a strong capacity for political and social action.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
Rosanna Forray, Sebastián Muñoz. COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL: Habiter les villes latino-américaines : Nouvelles approches et interdisciplinarité dans les recherches urbaines, 17 et 18 octobre 2019,Paris. Centre de Recherche sur l’Habitat Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture.

Author

2018

The house we dream of

Research

This participatory workshop with residents is the design and work component with citizens of the project "Pilot Project for the Urban Regeneration of Neighbourhoods 9x18".
It consisted of three workshops: (i) introductory with historical reconstruction of the neighbourhood and presentation of the type of subsidy to be worked on and the scope of the study, (ii) presentation of 4 typologies, to discuss the different characteristics of each one and (iii) final prototype for validation and generation of observations and lessons learned.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Researcher and Facilitator

2018

Lots 9×18 - A new opportunity in housing policy.
El lote 9x18 – Una nueva oportunidad en la política habitacional.

Conference

This research work test the hypothesis on the housing potential of the 9x18 lots through urban regeneration, for which a methodology of urban analysis is proposed where using architectural, geographic and economic data sources it is expected to: (i) locate and quantify the totality of populations developed during Operation Sitio and the existing 9x18 typology plots, (ii) socially and architecturally characterise the housing conditions in which the families of the 9x18 lots live, (iii) determine the urban conditions, in terms of access and location of urban public goods, of the 9x18 populations, and (iv) identify the priority populations for a medium-scale densification process and estimate their housing potential.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda
Sebastián Muñoz, Juan Correa. (2018). En Intersecciones proceedings(1143-1148). Santiago de Chile: Felipe Encinas, Gonzalo Arce, Pablo Fuentes.

Author

2017-2019

Union for Progress: Los Álamos + Santa Raquel

Project

The Community Line aims to develop actions to overcome precarious housing conditions of communities and families in vulnerable sectors, which have barriers to access to permanent housing, through social cohesion strategies. This work is carried out in conjunction with the participating families, leaders and organisations in the sector. The projects of the Community Line consider the following elements: active participation of the direct beneficiaries and neighbouring neighbours, articulated work at least with the municipality and ideally with other foundations and institutions, obtaining a modular house under the precarious housing line (with participatory design and produced by Fundación Vivienda) for each direct beneficiary family and self-management of resources.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda

Architect

2017

Towards a healthy environment

Classes

The course addresses the relationship between the residential habitat and the health of people in the community. The aim is for students to be able to understand that people's health is a manifestation of multiple factors, among which social and environmental determinants play a fundamental role. For this it is necessary to understand physical space as a relevant factor in health and, at the same time, to understand that the state of health is a consequence of the constant exchange that the subject has with the surrounding physical space. To achieve this objective, we will work with families living in poverty, with an emphasis on the direct link between the inhabitants and their territory. The course includes field activities carried out by interdisciplinary teams of students of medicine and architecture, as well as other careers.

Role

Entity

Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Medicine PUC

Teacher Assistant

2016-2017

Network of Study Centers in Sustainable Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean-REDEUS

Project

The Latin American and Caribbean Sustainable Urban Development Network (REDEUS_LAC) is a multidisciplinary network that was created in 2016 as a way to support and accompany the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), a product of the United Nations Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador. Coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), this network seeks to be a platform for discussion, dissemination and training, through the exchange of knowledge and experiences between the different countries of the region, thus supporting areas of research and lines of action, relevant and necessary to achieve sustainable urban development, both locally, nationally and regionally.

Role

Entity

CEDEUS PUC

Managment Support

2016

Living Conditions in Vulnerable Settlements

Classes

The course seeks to identify the factors that make up the conditions of vulnerability and, within them, the dimensions associated with the design of space in the territory with which they work. The aim is for the student to understand the impact of certain physical actions in space on the communities that occupy it. Develops a multi-sectoral approach, identifying the articulating role and the synthesis of the architect's view, working with groups of people in architectural project designs and neighbourhood councils, civil society organisations that work on the issue of housing and neighbourhoods.

Role

Entity

Faculty of Architecture PUC

Teacher Assistant

2014-2016

Knowing and building my neighborhood

Classes

It works by analysing different neighbourhoods in order to understand how they are made up, and what qualities and elements improve the quality of life using examples and ways in which citizen participation influences the improvement of neighbourhoods. The workshop presents the challenge of developing the capacity to understand, through observation, the composition of neighbourhood models. In this way, we will work on gathering information that will highlight the shortcomings, advantages and differences of different models, with the aim of agreeing on basic elements for the construction of an equitable neighbourhood, in different areas such as equipment, accessibility, transport, green areas, etc. The workshop will be relevant to generate awareness in the students of the capacity of the community for the development of residential neighbourhoods, and how important their presence is to ensure a better quality of life.

Role

Entity

The Center for the Study and Development of Talent (PENTA UC) Year 8 Key Stage 3

Teacher

2013

Analysis of the cadastre of high-rise social condominiums

Research

The objectives of the project were to study the information available to MINVU and to propose a definition of condominium and social condominium, the treatment of the information collected in the cadastre, the evaluation of the database: context, criteria, cases and limitations, and to propose a methodology to be implemented.

Role

Entity

Center for Public Policies for the CEHU Housing Studies Commission of MINVU.

Research Assistant

2010

Volunteer Social Coordinator: Southeast Zone.

Volunteer Work

Coordinator of the Social Habilitation Plan, community projects and coordination of the application for permanent housing in the NGO Techo, the Social Habilitation program. Fourteen Informal settlement of the communes: Peñaflor, Talagante, Padre Hurtado, Calera de Tango, Isla de Maipo, El monte.

Role

Entity

NGO Techo

Coordinator

2008-2009

Informal settlement Social Coordinator: Villa Ferro, Commune of Padre Hurtado.

Volunteer Work

Insertion in the camp and implementation of the Plan of Social Habilitation of NGO Techo. Weekly meetings with the community in the creation and joint planning of community projects and application for a permanent housing project.

Role

Entity

NGO Techo

Coordinator

2021-2022

POD & Primary Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Classes

One-on-one work supporting students from 3 to 10 at Briarwood POD & Primary. Briarwood is a special school for pupils aged from 3 to 19 with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Autism (ASD) and children with Complex Needs. Many pupils come from the East central area of Bristol though some children come from other areas in the city; our pupils have a diverse mix of nationalities and languages.

Role

Entity

TeacherActive

Learning Support Assistant

2020-2021

Local government management support model for regeneration of 9x18 neighbourhoods

Research

The aim is to design a self-supporting and self-sufficient municipal support management model that will make it possible to accompany the management of urban-housing regeneration on a neighbourhood scale.

The implementation of this territorial support model will allow the School of Architecture to establish a line of research-action around a model of support for municipal management, promoting spaces conducive to teaching, research and professional practice around neighbourhood regeneration.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Research Assistant

2019-2020

City dreams.
Construction of imaginaries from experiential participation

Research

Collaborative work between architecture, sociology and theatre professionals to explore new urban-housing imaginaries in vulnerable neighbourhoods, through performative simulation methodologies and architectural workshops that can be applied within the design and feasibility process of urban-residential regeneration programmes, such as "Small Condominiums". 

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Research Assistant

2019

The extraordinary of everyday life: Regeneration of 9x18 Neighborhood

Project

After sixty years of consolidation and more than thirty years of research and action by academics from the UC School of Architecture, the regeneration of the neighbourhoods of 9x18 metre lots appears as a counter-proposal to the "wild density". Today, a house can house 4 generations, 11 people, a dining room open to the public, a sewing workshop, a shoe repair workshop, different kitchens, a shared laundry room and a patio for celebrations. Architecture can help each lot not only to increase the number of units, but also to include these extraordinary ways of living of the great diversity of families, presenting an alternative to those produced by the standardisation of mass housing markets that respond to the non-existent nuclear family type.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
XXI Biennial, Santiago Chile “Free Architecture Fair. The common and the ordinary“

Designer

2018-2019

Interinstitutional Roundtable for Neighborhood Regeneration 9x18

Project

Expanded working group of the 9x18 Laboratory, bringing together different relevant actors who can discuss and promote, in an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional manner, models and experiences of 9x18 neighbourhood regeneration, contributing to the development of associated public policies.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Coordination Assistant

2018

Urban regeneration in pericentral areas: Micro-densification pilot in 9×18 neighborhoods.
Regeneración urbana en zonas pericentrales: Piloto de Micro-densificación en Barrios 9×18.

Conference

Rodrigo Tapia, Cristián Robertson, José Di Girolamo, Andrea Urbina, Sebastián Muñoz, Francisco Walker. (2018). En Intersecciones proceedings (1114-1121). Santiago de Chile: Felipe Encinas, Gonzalo Arce, Pablo Fuentes

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Author

2017-2019

House evaluation of families of the Emergency Housing Line

Project

As part of Fundación Vivienda's Emergency Housing Line, these surveys aim to take a more in-depth look at the cases that come to the Foundation. With the field visit, a couple of architects and social workers will talk and gather information about the families and their housing conditions.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda

Architect

2017-2019

State Subsidized Housing Project Paine Definitive Housing Line

Project

Fundación Vivienda's Permanent Habitability Programme aims to ensure that families or social groups can achieve a definitive and sustainable solution that allows them to live a dignified life with the hope of a more prosperous future. The Foundation is constituted as a Sponsor Entity (in charge of the management, design and obtaining of subsidies) and acts by advising and accompanying families and groups of families in the development and application of projects that can be presented to the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism to obtain the housing subsidy and subsequent construction of the definitive home.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda

Architect

2017

Energy Efficiency Manual for Emergency Homes of Fundación Vivienda

Project

Counterpart on the part of Fundación Vivienda. The project aims to generate a manual for thermal improvement and insulation for the houses delivered by Fundación Vivienda. Due to the impossibility of delivering a definitive house, a complementary manual is generated that instructs on how to improve the houses according to different levels of price and complexity.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda, Positive Planet international and Foundatión ENGIE.

Architect Counterpart

2016

Pilot project of family condominiums in 9×18 sites.
Proyecto piloto en Condominios familiares en sitios 9×18.

Conference

Is it possible to consolidate quality urban areas on the basis of social housing programmes? What instruments are required to promote the new urban policy? The challenge of implementing new housing programmes is very complex. The availability of land is scarce, the development of social housing in the periphery has proven to be highly ineffective in combating social vulnerability, many neighbourhoods developed in previous periods now require new interventions, the urban population, increasingly empowered, demands to be part of the changes and the challenge of consolidating real neighbourhoods, with identity and conditions of long-term sustainability, is still a pending debt. This study seeks to test a new housing development model aimed at the regeneration of neighbourhoods that were developed under the Operation Sitio policy. Renovating existing neighbourhoods, taking advantage of their potential load, is presented as a new horizon for our urban housing policy.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
Rodrigo Tapia, Carolina Salinas, Daniella Innocenti, Pía Mora, Sebastián Muñoz, Francisco Walker. (2016). En Intersecciones proceedings(529-533). Santiago de Chile: Felipe Encinas, Andrea Weschler.

Author

2015

Academic certificate in Vulnerable Territories: an interdisciplinary work opportunity for students and teachers 

Research

The project seeks to create an Academic Certificate in Vulnerable Territories, as a way of strengthening teaching and interdisciplinary learning in this area at the university. This initiative aims to enhance not only the learning of students, but also the work of professors and the participating academic units, generating an articulated network of courses that achieve a greater academic impact and a more appropriate response to work with vulnerable communities.

Role

Entity

Architecture PUC

Research Assistant

2014-2015

Neighborhood improvement and establishment of close families: interdisciplinary study of feasibility of a public policy proposal at the local level 

Research

The purpose of the project was to carry out an interdisciplinary research on the feasibility of the public housing policy proposal called "Family Condominiums in 9x18 lots", created from the observation of the phenomenon of family settlement, the need for families to settle in the territories they have always inhabited and the possibilities of neighbourhood improvement in these neighbourhoods. The research studies in the field the conditions of application of this programme, given the family, social and physical characteristics of the territories and the families that inhabit them. This will make it possible to verify the working hypotheses on which this project is based, especially with regard to the desires of the families living in conditions of suburbanisation and how to articulate these needs with the housing supply that the state and local government can offer them.

Role

Entity

Architecture PUC

Research Assistant

2012

Development of adaptations to social housing for blind couple in order to opt for a supplementary disability subsidy.

Project

As part of the professional practice of architecture in the NGO Techo. Adaptations were developed to the standard dwelling designed by Techo as part of the construction of permanent housing for families in informal settlements. These adaptations were specifically designed for a young blind adult couple. The design included interviews with the users, visits to their previous housing and study of design regulation manuals for blind people. The result was a design manual that would then enable the couple to apply for complementary subsidies to integrate the retrofitting into the new home when it was built.

Role

Entity

NGO Techo

Architecture Internship

2010

OpenChapel-Stage for Tres Cruces Community, Coquimbo Region.

Volunteer Work

Design and construction in association with LP Products company, prefabricated wooden architectural materials.

Role

Entity

“Servants For Chile”-PUC

Architect

2008

Diagnosis of housing and training for residents on housing improvement subsidies.

Volunteer Work

Joint work of the School of Design and Architecture PUC with the municipality of Maipú. The project consists of visiting families in their homes and generating a rapid diagnosis of the housing conditions. After the diagnosis has been made, the residents are given information on how to improve their homes, either by applying for municipal funds or subsidies from the Ministry of Housing.

Role

Entity

Municipality of Maipú

Inteviewer

2021

Towards a post-neoliberal policy of neighbourhood regeneration of the pre-dictatorship in Chile? / Vers une politique post-néolibérale de régénération des quartiers de l’avant-dictature au Chili ?

Publication

To what extent is it possible to appeal to local identity and the capacity for collective action to implement regeneration processes? To what extent will non-market processes resist the real estate pressures to do so?

The paper presented here reflects on these issues by drawing on a multi-year project set up by the interdisciplinary research group of the "9x18 Laboratory, UC". It includes different areas:
1.The analysis of the typo-morphological characteristics of the districts;
2. Field surveys on the sequences of housing consolidation and on the configuration of multi-family groups in cohabitation;
3. Life stories and ethnographic surveys on the scales of sociability and associativity in two neighbourhoods;
4. Analysis of housing and neighbourhood policies in Chile.

Role

Entity

Forray, R & Muñoz, S. (2021). Sur HABITER LES VILLES LATINO-AMÉRICAINES. Débats, réflexions et enjeux de la recherche urbaine. HABITAT et SOCIÉTÉ. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp 411-437.

Author

2020

Etnography

Classes

In the format of an applied workshop, this course seeks to introduce students to the experience of ethnographic research through an approach that combines practical immersion in the field, key readings and collective reflexivity. Based on the delimitation of a field of study, the aim is to accompany the entire research and writing process of each student, emphasising the development of an ethnographic sensibility in the observation and definition of questions, thereby addressing the interpretative and narrative, epistemological and ethical, methodological and theoretical issues involved.

Role

Entity

Master in Sociology PUC

Teacher Assistant

2019

From the roots of Joao Goulart together to the progress of tomorrow

Project

The Community Line aims to develop actions to overcome precarious housing conditions of communities and families in vulnerable sectors, which have barriers to access to permanent housing, through social cohesion strategies. This work is carried out in conjunction with the participating families, leaders and organisations in the sector. The projects of the Community Line consider the following elements: active participation of the direct beneficiaries and neighbouring neighbours, articulated work at least with the municipality and ideally with other foundations and institutions, obtaining a modular house under the precarious housing line (with participatory design and produced by Fundación Vivienda) for each direct beneficiary family and self-management of resources.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda

Architect

2019

Training on Small Condominium Subsidy and its context

Classes

For neighborhood leaders of the National Federation of Settlers (FENAPO). The session aimed to identify in a participatory way by the attendees, the capacities of transformation of the current housing and sites in which they live in pursuit of a better quality of life, understanding at the same time the concept of "densification" as the increase of living areas developed according to the own needs of the neighbours. As well as defining the weaknesses and strengths of the housing typologies in the process of development by exposing the opportunities behind the "Small Condominium" subsidy.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC

Facilitator

2018

Proposals for urban renewal in residential neighborhoods of the 9×18 type in Santiago de Chile.
Propuestas para la renovación urbana en barrios residenciales del tipo 9×18 en Santiago de Chile.

Publication

Today, housing policies in Chile need to be coordinated with the urban challenge of building fairer and more integrated cities. To do so, we must change the logic of thinking on the use of peripheral, empty and cheap land. In addition to not being sustainable, in Santiago there is no more free land for social housing. We must move towards processes of inward growth, on a medium scale, recycling urban land without expelling its residents and integrating the logic of family organization. This article presents the results of 3 studies that support this postulate and propose intervention tools in neighborhoods consisting of 9x18-meter plots under a new format of 3- and 4-story family condominiums in continuous construction, which provide the opportunity to renew urban areas close to the center, by improving, living in and densifying them.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
Rodrigo Tapia, Sebastián Muñoz, Francisco Walker. (10 septiembre 2018). Limaq, 4, 165-191.

Author

2018

Teaching, Research and Project at the service of Urban Regeneration and Public Policies

Conference

The "9x18 Laboratory" of the PUC School of Architecture is a group dedicated to teaching, research and public impact that promotes public policies of urban-housing regeneration through an active link with the environment. It seeks to regenerate urban areas developed by the Operaciones Sitio policy (1960-1980), settling neighbouring families with criteria of social integration, improvement of the urban environment, high standards of habitability and long-term perspective. This purpose is achieved through various complementary dimensions: 1) teaching with an interdisciplinary approach and developed in the territory; 2) research in collaboration with NGOs and local and central governments; 3) articulation of actors through intersectoral roundtables; 4) development and piloting of proposals articulating public and competitive funds. Today the 9x18 Laboratory is a platform capable of influencing national urban development by integrating political, academic and social dimensions. Our work manages to play the role of an impartial third party that puts collective interests above individual interests based on disciplinary and scientific knowledge, promoting interdisciplinary and inter-institutional exchange with a strong link to local communities capable of addressing a profound discussion about the ways of living in the city and from the particularities of our cultures and identities under construction.

Role

Entity

Laboratorio 9x18 PUC
Rodrigo Tapia, Sebastián Muñoz, Andrea Urbina, Francisco Walker. XIV Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Escuelas de Urbanismo y Planificación: Las Universidades Latinoamericanas y la Nueva Agenda Urbana Santiago de Chile, Campus Lo Contador Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 22-23-24 de Agosto 2018

Author

2017-2019

Training for institutional construction of emergency houses

Classes

Design of a scale model and training methodology for the construction of emergency housing on the Foundation's premises and the dismantling of old houses in the field. These trainings were aimed at different groups of volunteers that combined adult builders with previous training, as well as university and school students with no specialisation in construction.

Role

Entity

NGO Fundación Vivienda

Architect

2017

Spanish lessons

Volunteer Work

Volunteer teacher for a Spanish course held twice a week for Haitian immigrants living in the centre of Santiago. The classes are basic and intermediate level with work guides developed by the Jesuit Migrant Service.

Role

Entity

Freelance

Teacher

2016-2017

Sustainability at neighborhood scale: Re-visiting Quiero mi Barrio program

Research

This study, in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU), explores one of its greatest challenges: the sustainability of investments made at the neighbourhood level, a subject that requires both empirical and theoretical development. Three data collection instruments were used in the fieldwork: (i) Semi-structured group interviews: 22 interviews were conducted with CVD and/or "Junta de Vecinos" members and municipal officials. (ii) Survey: A survey was conducted with 540 residents of the 12 neighbourhoods including questions about participation, neighbourhood organisations, satisfaction with the quality of public spaces, main environmental problems, and perception of safety, among other issues.  (iii) Observation sheets: 69 observation sheets were completed in the field, characterising the maintenance and state of conservation of the programme's works.Forty-three interventions were evaluated. 

Role

Entity

CEDEUS PUC

Research Assistant

2016

Urban regeneration and densification of lots 9x18: preliminary project in the nighbourhood of La Faena, Peñalolén

Research

The project seeks to contribute to the formulation of a preliminary project to be implemented in the La Faena neighbourhood of Peñalolén.  Identifying cases with potential for the development of a pre-project and elaborating an architectural, economic and legal proposal adjusted to the chosen case or cases. The team is composed of academics and professionals from the Faculty of Architecture, the School of Law and sociologists from the Public Policy Centre of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for the Housing and Urban Studies Commission (CEHU) of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism (MINVU).

Role

Entity

Center of Public Policy PUC

Researcher

2015

My neighborhood: complex and diverse habitat

Classes

The workshop is approached from three perspectives: philosophical, economic and spatial. It aims to enable students to understand the conformation of our built environment "the city in which we live" and the importance of civil society in the co-construction of our habitat. It seeks to expose students to the multiple variables that influence the shaping of the city in its different spatial scales (building, neighbourhood, commune and region) and how they interrelate. Each class deals with a different theme, contrasting the closest environment known to the children (their home, neighbourhood and immediate surroundings) with a larger one: the metropolis (Santiago) and its geographical environment, in order to understand that the same themes have an impact on both small and large scales.

With the aim of strengthening the capacities of Chilean children and young people with the potential to manifest academic and creative talents, PENTA UC has created an educational space for extracurricular enrichment aimed at schoolchildren from 6th grade to 4th grade, whose abilities are located at the higher ends of the distribution in different fields of knowledge.

Role

Entity

The Center for the Study and Development of Talent (PENTA UC) Year 9 Key Stage 3

Teacher

2013-2014

Development of methodologies for interdisciplinary work in Vulnerable Territories 

Research

The project strengthens the development of interdisciplinary work methodologies between different academic units of the university, around the improvement of living conditions of users and inhabitants of Vulnerable Territories. The group is made up of academics from the careers of Education, Agronomy, Aesthetics, Medicine, Architecture, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Design and Theatre, to share and learn more about interdisciplinary training experiences in the field of poverty and direct work with communities. 

Role

Entity

Architecture PUC

Research Assistant

2010

Post-earthquake damage cadastre.

Volunteer Work

Registration and systematization of damage caused by the earthquake in:
Casco Antiguo Talca, Maule Region. (Earth brick construction)
Curicó Rural Area, Maule Region. (Wooden construction)
Medium-rise housing Villa Olímpica, Metropolitan Region. (Concrete construction)

Role

Entity

Faculty of Architecture PUC

Catastrator

2009

Summer camp monitor for children at social risk.

Volunteer Work

Every year, the Summer Camps aim to provide more than 200 children from La Pintana with a week of holidays full of joy and moments of healthy recreation, carrying out cultural and recreational activities, such as visits to farms, parks, swimming pools, the beach and the cinema. It is an opportunity to share and grow, where the monitors encourage the social, cognitive and affective skills of the participants.

Role

Entity

Jesus Child Foundation

Tutor