Graciela Silvestri

Graciela Silvestri of Buenos Aires, Argentina, earned a degree in Architecture and a PhD in History from the University of Buenos Aires. She is a Full Researcher of CONICET (the National Council of Research) and a Chaired Professor of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where she teaches architecture theory. Her research focuses on landscape and territorial history.

Graciela conducted an artistic and scientific expedition through the Paraná River in 2010 (Parana Ra’Angá Expedition). She was a Visiting Scholar in the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, UK (2002 and 2011), and in the Iberoamerikanisches Institut (Berlin, 2000); she taught at the GSD as a Visiting Professor from 2005-2006; and has taught postgraduate courses and lectures at the Instituto de Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile), Escola da Cidade (Sao Paulo, Brasil), and the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay), among other national and international institutions.

Graciela has published diverse articles and books, including El paisaje como cifra de armonía (with Fernando Aliata, Nueva Visión, Buenos Aires, 2001); El color del río, Historia cultural del paisaje del Riachuelo (Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, 2004); El lugar común, Una historia de las figuras de paisaje en el Rio de la Plata (Edhasa, Buenos Aires, 2011); Ars Publica (SCA/Nobuko, Buenos Aires, 2011); and Paraná Ra’Angá, Un viaje filosófico (with Martin Prieto, CCEP/AECID, 2012).