The discourse and practices of landscape as urbanism has developed over the past two decades can be found in Europe, North America, and Asia. Over the past several years the question has emerged as to the status of this project in Latin America. On the one hand Latin America has inherited an Iberian tradition of the strong architect as urbanist, and a cultural tendency toward traditional urban form. On the other hand, a number of contemporary urban practices are presently invoking landscape in the context of Latin America.

The capacity of Latin American architects to design public spaces is now been challenged due to an increasingly ecologically conscious political class, and more importantly, the complexity of the rapid process of urbanization happening at the edge of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Aiming to establish a network that connects influential and innovative practices and institutions across the continent, Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas convenes a series of discussions on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts of Latin American cities.

Organized by:

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Pedro Aparicio

Office for Urbanization Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

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Luis Callejas

AHO Oslo – Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

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Jeannette Sordi

Center of Landscape, Ecology, Urbanism, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Santiago de Chile

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Felipe Vera

Center of Landscape, Ecology, Urbanism, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Santiago de Chile

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Charles Waldheim

Office for Urbanization Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

In collaboration with:

Camilo Restrepo
Center of Urban and Environmental studies, EAFIT, Medellín
Alejandra Bosch, Francisco Quintana
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago
Serena Dambrosio
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago
Claudio Magrini
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago
Ana Paula de Castro, Alvaro Puntoni, Fernando Viégas
Escola de Cidade, São Paulo
Pedro Henrique de Christo, Caroline Shannon
+D Studio, Rio de Janeiro
Helen Kongsgaard
Office for Urbanization, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge
Adriana Chavez
A-RU, Mexico City
Marcela Ramos
ARTS@DRCLAS Harvard University

Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)

Advisory board:

Miquel Adrià
Arquine, Mexico City
Luis Callejas

AHO, Oslo – Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge
Iñaki Echeverria
Mexico City
Manuel Gausa
Polytechnic School, Genoa – IAAC, Barcelona
Romy Hecht
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
Ciro Najle
Universidad Torquato di Tella, Buenos Aires
Alessandra Ponte
Université de Montréal
Alfredo Ramirez
Architectural Association, London
Charles Waldheim
Office for Urbanization, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

Participants:

Miquel Adria
Arquine, Mexico City

Israel Alvarez
Modulo 11, Mexico City

Tomás Alvim
Arq.Futuro, São Paulo

Jorge Ambrosi
Ambrosi Etchegaray, Mexico City

Pedro Aparicio
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

Mario Ballesteros
Andamio – Archivo, Mexico City

Brigitte Baptiste
Humboldt Institute, Bogotá

Tatiana Bilbao
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City

Alejandra Bosch
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – LyonBosch+Martic, Santiago

Luis Eduardo Bresciani 
Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo Urbano, Santiago

Luis Callejas
LCLA – Harvard GSD, Medellín – Cambridge

Pedro Camarena
LAAP, Mexico City

Loreta Castro
UNAM, Mexico City

Adriana Chavez
A-RU, Mexico City

Eugenia Concha
El equipo de Mazzanti (Bogotá)

Jean Pierre Crousse
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Barclay&Crousse, Lima

Pedro Henrique de Cristo
+D, Rio de Janeiro

João Manoel de Mello
Insper, São Paulo

Gabriel Díaz Montemayor
University of Texas, Austin

Camilo Echavarria
Medellín

Alejandro Echeverri
Urbam, EAFIT, Medellín

Iñaki Echeverria
Echeverria, Mexico City

Gabriela Etchegaray
Ambrosi Etchegaray, Mexico City

Elisabete França
Studio2E Ideias Urbanas, FAAP and USP Cidades, São Paulo

Juan A. Gaitan
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Andrew Harris
Harris&Illanes, Santiago

Romy Hecht
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Alfredo Hidalgo
EAAD Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara

Claudia Illanes
Harris&Illanes, Santiago

Pablo Lazo
Architect at ARUP, São Paulo

Arturo Lyon
LyonBosch+Martic, Santiago

Claudio Magrini
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago

Danilo Martic
LyonBosch+Martic, Santiago

Tonatiuh Martínez
Entorno, Mexico City

Juan Luis Mejia
Eafit, Medellín

Felipe Mesa
PlanB, Medellín

Sebastian Monsalve
Latitud, Medellín

Roberto Montezuma
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco & INCITI-Parque Capibaribe, Recife

Rozana Montiel
Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, Mexico City

Ciro Najle
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires

Catalina Patiño
Capa, Medellín

Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Francisco Quintana
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Alfredo Ramirez
Architectural Association – Groundlab, London

Emmanuel Ramirez
MMX, Mexico City

Camilo Restrepo
Urbam EAFIT – Agenda/Agencia de Arquitectura, Medellín

Diego Ricalde
MMX, Mexico City

Victor Rico
A-RU, Mexico City

Florencia Rodriguez
Revista PLOT- NESS Magazine, Buenos Aires

Luciana Sabóia
Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia

Paulo Salles
Adasa, Brasília

Hugo Sanchez
Entorno, Mexico City

Jeannette Sordi
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago

Mariana Tello
Modulo 11, Mexico City

Elena Tudela
UNAM, Mexico City

Duarte Vaz
EMBYA and PUCRio, Rio de Janeiro

Felipe Vera
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez – BID, Santiago

Paloma Vera
CanoVera – Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

Fernando Viegas
Una Arquitetos – Escola da Cidade (São Paulo)

Charles Waldheim
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

Diana Wiesner
Bogotá

Guilherme Wisnik
Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo

Credits:

Projects:
Section curated by Faculties: Luis Callejas, Charles Waldheim (Harvard GSD), Jeannette Sordi (DesignLab UAI); Research Associates: Pedro Aparicio (Harvard GSD), Serena Dambrosio (DesignLab UAI); Students: Leandro Couto de Almeida, Yousef Awaad, Andres Camacho, Marielsa Castro, Azzurra Cox, Ximena de Villafranca, Devin Dobrowolski, Emma Goode, Alica Meza, Farhad Mirza, Jing Pan, Wenyi Pan, Haibei Peng, Samantha Solano, Chella Jade Strong (Harvard GSD)

Programs:
Videos by Eafit (Medellin), Pedro Pedraza, Cristian Seguel (Santiago), DRCLAS SP, Ignacio Pérez (Brasilia), Tecnológico de Monterrey (México)

Graphic and web design:
Ignacio Pérez and Trinidad Sánchez

Partners:

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