South America Project: Jose Luis Uribe Ortiz in conversation with Felipe Correa

Jose Luis Uribe Ortiz will present his talk, “Talca, Matter of Education” about the academic experience of School of Architecture of the University of Talca, Chile, followed by a conversation with Felipe Correa.

Jose Luis Uribe Ortiz is an architect, graduating from the School of Architecture of the University of Talca, Chile, in 2007, and holding a Master Degree in Theory and Practice of the Architecture Project from the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona (UPC, Spain, 2010). Starting in 2008, he was assigned with conducting the process of internationalizing the academical practice of the School of Talca, leading to publications in various prestigious specialized magazines and lectures across Latin America, Spain and Portugal. In 2013 he published Talca, Cuestión de Educación (Talca, a Matter of Education, Arquine Publishing House), for which he won the the 2014 Latin-American Prize of Architecture and Urbanism (IX BIAU) and the Architectural Book Awards, organized by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt. Currently, he is a professor at the School of Architecture of the Univerity of Talca.

The South America Project (SAP) is a trans-continental applied research network that proactively endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of the South American Continent. SAP specifically focuses on how a spatial synthesis best afforded by design can provide alternative physical and experiential identities to the current spatial transformations reshaping the South American Hinterland, in particular fast paced modes of resource extraction and an unprecedented regional integration at a continental scale (primarily through roads, energy grids, fluvial corridors, and telecommunication networks). Launched by Felipe Correa and Ana María Durán Calisto, with the support of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Loeb Fellowship, the project brings together a broad host of academic insitutions, scholars and designers from diverse fields, in order to create a projective platform that can allow for Architecture and the diverse disciplines affiliated to the constructed environment to actively partake in proposing more comprehensive models of urbanization for South America.

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Jose Luis Uribe Ortiz

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