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I am a Chilean architect

dedicated to field research oriented to the development of public policies on social housing and deprived neighbourhoods. I link this to school and university education projects with an interdisciplinary approach and active citizenship for the co-creation of the built environment. With 10 years of experience now I share my time between Santiago-Chile and Bristol-UK

I have worked in both academic and NGO settings, closely related to the private sector, local governments and ministries. I carry out research and projects mainly through fieldwork, with great flexibility to adapt to each environment and creativity to generate appropriate solutions, always together with people from other disciplines and backgrounds. That is why I have found it comfortable and necessary to work side by side with neighbourhood leaders, philosophers, economists, sociologists, social workers, actors, geographers, and lawyers, among others.​

In the projects in which I have been involved I have worked with people from 3 to 90 years old, designing and implementing methodologies such as storytelling tours, meaningful neighbourhood maps, focus groups, group interviews, assemblable models, board games, design workshops, historical timelines, experiential theatre participation workshops.

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Intergenerational Relationships
Embodied Knowledge

Visual Language

Neurodiversity

Adultcentrism

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Care

Fieldwork 

Education

Social Housing

Urban Regeneration 

Deprived Neighbourhoods

studied

2006-2012

Architecture

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC); Santiago, Chile.

2018

Mixed Methods in Social Research

Universidad Alberto Hurtado;

Santiago, Chile. 

worked at

Research cluster that explores processes of growth of the city “inward”, recycling urban land without expelling its residents, integrating the logic of family organization and enhancing the collective dimension of housing and its capacity to produce the city.  laboratorio9x18.arquitectura.uc.cl

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Laboratorio 9x18

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Mar. 2017- Jun. 2022

4 years and 1 months

Researcher and management support for projects on neighbourhood regeneration and social housing projects. 

A private and non-profit organization with 53 years serving vulnerable families, helping to solve their housing problem, promoting habitat as a fundamental right in integrated and equitable cities. fundacionvivienda.cl

Research cluster that explores processes of growth of the city “inward”, recycling urban land without expelling its residents, integrating the logic of family organization and enhancing the collective dimension of housing and its capacity to produce the city.  laboratorio9x18.arquitectura.uc.cl

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Fundación Vivienda

Mar. 2017- Mar. 2019

2 years and 1 month

Designer and project manager of permanent housing, emergency houses and community intervention projects, developing diagnostics and participatory research. 

Built Environment Cluster of CEDEUS. Research centre that seeks to contribute to the debate on the main urban sustainability challenges that Chilean cities face in the twenty-first century.  cedeus.cl/en 

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Center for Sustainable
Urban Development 

Mar. 2015- Feb. 2017

2 years

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Research assistant and management support in research projects on housing indicators, vulnerable neighbourhoods and sustainability.

The Faculty of Architecture of Pontificia UniversidadCatólica de Chile was created in 1894 becoming the first formal school in the country. Today it is ranked 1st in Latin America according to QS World University Rankings 2019.  arquitectura.uc.cl

Built Environment Cluster of CEDEUS. Research centre that seeks to contribute to the debate on the main urban sustainability challenges that Chilean cities face in the twenty-first century.  cedeus.cl/en 

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Faculty of Architecture

Mar. 2013- Feb.2015

2 years

Research assistant in projects on social housing and interdisciplinary teaching and work in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

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