Associate Professor Christoph Lueder of the School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University, London is continuing his series of collaborative mapping workshops. At present he and Landscape Interface Studio colleagues Alexandru Malaescu and Iulia Fratila are visiting Santiago in Chile as guests of the Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Whilst in Santiago Christoph, Alex and Iulia met up with Maria and Andres Briones, alumni from the MA Landscape + Urbanism course (2011/12) here at Kingston University and who are now back living and working in Chile. At present Andres is working with Arquitecto Socio Talhouk Arquitectos Asociados (T+AA) and lecturing at Universidad Finis Terrae.
The Kingston University team are taking part in mapping workshops with staff and students from the Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad Católica de Chile. The workshops are based on the area of Poblacion Centenario, a housing development built in the early twentieth century, containing about 250 houses, grouped into 11 small blocks. The buildings were founded as police officer’s housing in 1903.
These mapping workshops follow earlier collaborations with the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Navi Mumbai, India and the non-profit study and research institution, Arini, in Jordan.
To see further information on the workshops whilst the Kingston team are in Chile follow on Twitter @christophlueder