Felipe Vera

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Felipe Vera is a is a Chilean architect and urbanist. He is a member of the Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) where he has contributed to the implementation of Emergent and Sustainable Cities Program and collaborated in lending operations in the Latin America and non-reimbursable technical cooperation projects with countries across the region. He is co-author of the first comprehensive book about the implementation of the ESCI methodology in Latin American Cities, “De Emergentes a Sostenibles” (2017). He is also Co-Director of the CEPU Research Center at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile, an academic platform dedicated to research projects in Landscape, Ecology and Urbanism. He was appointed curator of the next Chile Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and has previously served as curator of installations at other biennales such as ‘Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux’ at the Venice Biennale and ‘Radical Temporalities’ at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, both done in collaboration with Rahul Mehrotra. He has curated exhibits in Chile and abroad, including ‘Glosario para el Nuevo Milenio’ at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Santiago MAC. His work has also been featured in exhibitions about urbanism around the globe, such as ‘Constellation’s: New Ways of Living the world’ at Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux or ‘Uneven Growth’ at the Museum of Modern Art of New York MOMA. He is author of the books ‘Kumbh Mela: Mapping The Ephemeral Mega City’, ‘Andrea Branzi: Ten Recommendations for a New Athens Charter’, ‘Rahul Mehrotra: Dissolving Thresholds’, ‘Ephemeral Urbanism Cities in Constant Flux’, “The Camp and The City: Territories of Extraction” and “Does Permanence Matter?”. Felipe Vera was trained as an Architect and Urbanist at Universidad de Chile and holds a Masters in Design Studies (MDes) in Urbanism, Landscape & Ecology from Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has also received many awards including the Adolfo Ibanez award for Outstanding Research Achievement, the Academic Committee Award at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, several research grants, the Fulbright, Becas Chile, ITEC Fellowship and the Mario Recordón award for the best undergrad student and Jaime Bendersky award for the best designer at Universidad de Chile, among others.