Felipe Correa (MAUD ’03), associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design and director of the urban design degree program, will co-edit a new book series from the University of Texas Press titled Lateral Exchanges: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Practices. The University of Texas Press announced the series earlier this August.
Correa will collaborate with co-editor Bruno Carvalho, associate professor in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Princeton-Mellon Initiative Project Investigator at Princeton University. The aim of the series is to examine architecture and urbanism in the context of international development and globalization. It will be interdisciplinary in scope, incorporating the fields of architecture, environmental humanities, history, landscape architecture, media and visual studies, and urban planning.
Correa and Carvalho plan to release three volumes per year, with three related questions at the heart of the series:
What role do architects and architecture play in historical and international development? Why and how have architectural and urban-planning models circulated across continents, marketplaces, and languages? How have these fields’ concepts and techniques instigated cultural and intellectual exchanges beyond disciplinary and geographical boundaries—and how should we historicize and theorize these exchanges, particularly in the context of persistent global asymmetries?
Correa’s most recent publication is the book Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America, published by University of Texas Press. Beyond the City was featured in the August issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and was reviewed by Architectural Record as “excellent,” continuing, “[Correa’s] evocation of the urban and the territorial is acute and revelatory, a nuanced analysis of the interaction of formal ideals and the aggressive extraction of the earth’s resources.”
In addition to his appointments at the GSD, Correa is the co-founder and director of the South America Project (SAP), a trans-continental applied research network that proactively endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of the South American continent. Through his design practice, Somatic Collaborative, he has developed design projects and consultancies with the public and private sector in multiple cities and regions across the globe, including Mexico City, New Orleans, Quito, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Seoul, among others.