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Alejandra Fernandez

Senior Editor

(CRC) Graduate in Architecture, graduated from Véritas University in 2019.  He is currently pursuing his MDes master's degree at Harvard GSD.

Gabriel Visconti

Research Coordinator

(VEN) Graduate architect, FIAUSM School of Architecture. Diploma in Design and Social Innovation, UCABProdiseño. Studies in Strategic Urban Planning, Urban Planning Institute of the FAU-UCV. He is director of AGA Estudio, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Marlyn Rodriguez

Associate Editor in Communication

(CRC) Graduate in Architecture from Véritas University. She has participated in social action and gender perspective projects in informal settlements, working together with pro-housing Associations and municipalities.

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Ivan Delgado

Editorial Advisor

(CRC) Graduate in Architecture from the University of Costa Rica. It  director of the School of Architecture at Veritas University.  Founder of the Costa Rican firm Arkosis.

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Michael Smith-Masis

 

Director

(CRC) The architecture of Michael Smith Masís in San José, Costa Rica, encourages participation, collaboration and ownership of low-income residents, rural and indigenous communities and informal settlements, the true protagonists of the city. Smith has facilitated projects from housing to public space, guided by the principles of replicability, efficiency, functionality, viability and environmental sustainability. His work has received important awards and distinctions, including the 2017 CICA Award for the Practice of Young Architects and the 2015 International Architecture Prize at the Buenos Aires Architecture Biennale. It also won the 2016 Biennial Grand Prize and the 2016 and 2014 Icomadera Awards at the International Architecture Biennial in San José, Costa Rica, and the 2015 Sustainable Construction Award from the Costa Rica Construction Chamber, among others. Alongside his architectural practice, Smith has taught and lectured around the world to build capacity for transformative processes within the communities he works with. He is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, co-founder of the Space Agency (San José-Cambridge) for the development of social impact projects, and founder of Spatial Justice.

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Minche Mena

Academic Extension Advisor

(MEX) Architect by profession and polymath by nature. Graduated with honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in Architecture and from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London with a Master's degree in Sustainable Environmental Design.

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Ingrid Quintana

Academic Extension Advisor

(COL) Staff professor at the University of the Andes - Colombia. Architect from the National University of Colombia. Doctor in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of São Paulo. Master in Criticism of Contemporary Culture from the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis and Master in History of Architecture from the Université Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne. Curator and editor in multiple international initiatives.

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Alberto Medina

Associate Editor in Communication

(CRC) Graduate in Architecture from Véritas University. He has participated in participatory processes in communities such as the North Basin and the construction of the main bridge in the same community. A special interest in architecture with a social focus and community support.

(CRC) Licenciada en Arquitectura, de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Actualmente labora como coordinadora de proyectos para la firma EntreNos Atelier. Ha participado en procesos participativos en comunidades y formó parte del colectivo de arquitectura Huellas Urbanas, ganadoras de la Bienal de Costa Rica con el proyecto de Calle Mora en 2017. 

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Eduardo Useche

Associate Editor in Communication

(COL) Architect from La Gran Colombia University, Musician and Audiovisual Producer.
Creator and Director of ΑRQUITECTURA PARA ALIENS, a Reflective Dialogue Podcast, which encourages critical thinking supported by research and narrative.

Platform Collaborators

Alonso Gamboa

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Costa Rica (CRC) 

Clarissa Quintanilla

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Nicaragua (NIC) 

Carlos Segura

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Costa Rica (CRC) 

Lucía Flores

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Costa Rica (CRC) 

Sharon Salas

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Costa Rica (CRC) 

Platform Editions

2020

Speakers, critics and students

SPEAKERS :

Carlos Cobreros / Yazmín Crespo / Armida Fernández / Alejandro Echeverri / Maris Stella Fernández / Luis Enrique Flores / Arianna Mazzeo / Natalia Morera / Patricio Morera / Antonio Moya / Diego Peris / Omayra Rivera / Irmaris Santiago / Katie Swenson / Belinda Tato / Juan Carlos Vargas / Eduardo Zúñiga

GUEST CRITICS

Gabriela Bonilla / Carlos Cobreros / Maris Stella Fernández / Lisandro González / Jorge Monge / Natalia Morera / Patricio Morera / Antonio Moya / Alejandro Vallejo

STUDENTS

Tatiana Chavarría / Valeria Cortés / Alejandro Espinoza / Sharon Salas / Daniel Segura / Orlando Urroz / Fernando Vieto

2021

I QUARTER

Speakers, critics and students

SPEAKERS:

Eliseb Anuel/ John Aslanian/ Axel Becerra/ Teddy Cruz/ Diane Davis/  Washington Fajardo/ Fonna Forman/ Alejandro Haiek/ Jorge Mario Jáuregui/ Nelifred Maurera/ Zaida Muxí/ Surella Segu/ Juan Carlos Vargas Gabriel Visconti/ Sulhee Yoon

GUESS CRITICS

Gabriela Bonilla/Carlos Cobreros/ Armando Hashimoto

STUDENTS

Camila Anderson/ Carlos Bonilla/ Alisson Céspedes/ Nicole Contreras/ Fabián Cortés/ Alberto Medina/ Rebeca Murillo/ Elisa Sánchez/ Marlyn Rodríguez/ Rachel Rodríguez/ Diego Ramírez

2021

II QUARTER

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SPEAKES:

Laura Carmiol/ Carla Chávez/ Marcos Coronel/ Dayna Cunningham/ Felipe Donoso/ Jeana Dunlap/ Jonathan Espinoza/ Anna Heringer/ Gilberto Monge/ Edgar Mora/ Antonio Moya-Latorre/ Shaney Peña/ Carolina Rodas/ Rosario Siles/ Marcel Soler/ Sarah Williams/ Roberto Zoch

STUDENTS

Natalie Burak/ José Bustillos/ Krista Chavarría/ Mariana García/Valeria Gutiérrez/ Katherina Moreira

2021

I QUARTER

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SPEAKERS:

Manuel Morales/ Yesenia Morales/ Crisálidas/ Puente X/ Sofía Hoch/ Rozana Montiel/ Juan Pablo Astudillo/ Marta Maccaglia/ Elisa Silva/ Roberto Brusnelli/ Chelina Odbert 

STUDENTS:

Felipe Acosta/ Tomás Jiménez/ Daniel Lacayo/ Estefany Sánchez/ Emmanuel Ulloa/ Erin Zúñiga/  

2021

II QUARTER

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Mariano Ferretti/ Semilla Urbana/ Hidras Comunitarias/ Daniel Rojas/ Taller Atarraya/ Grupo Talca/ Gabriela Carrillo

STUDENTS

Marianne Aguilar/ Nelson Baltodano/ Allison Cortés/ María Adelaida Díaz/ José Ignacio Dobles/ Andrés Miranda/ Javier Peña/ Nicole Rodríguez

2021

II QUARTER

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SPEAKERS:

Ignacio Cardona/ Arquitectura Expandida/ COONVITE/ Taller KEN/ Al Borde

STUDENTS

María Julia Alvarado/ José Alberto Pacheco/ Fiorella Quiros/ Mariana Rodríguez/ Josué Castillo/ Santiago Gutiérrez/ Andrea Pascucci/ Lucia Blanco/ Andrés Espinoza/ Luisa Salgado

2021

I QUARTER

Speakers, critics and students

SPEAKERS:

Fabián Aguilera/ Sebastián Alfaro/ Javier Vera/ CEMUS/ Paredes+Alemán 

STUDENTS:

Will Arce/ Jonathan Solís/ Jonatha Espinoza/ Eduardo Arias/ Ignacio Piedra/ Esteban Zúñiga/ Andrés Galagarza/ Marcela Vargas  / Juan Pablo Barahona/ Joaquín Vega/ José Andrés Delgado/ Bryan Morales

2021

II QUARTER

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SPEAKERS:

Ingrid Quintana/ Eduardo Peláez y Pablo Pedreros/ A-01/ Mínimo Común/ Natura Futura

STUDENTS

Laura Monge/ Eliecer Prado/ María Paula Villagra/ Sofía Azúa/ Adriana Castro/ Jaylean Henry/ Lidieth González/ Douglas Rivas/ Justin Tan

SPEAKERS:

Silvina Perrotta/ Luis Durán/ Colectivo RE/ Alejandro Alcázar/ José Cubillas

STUDENTS

Lucía Aiza/ Daniela Lobo/ Gustavo Paniagua/ Orlando Pizarro/ Sophia Trujillo/Jocsan Contreras/ José Andrés Guillen/ Johan Araya/ Jean Gabriel Marín/ Eduardo Araya/ Amanda Barboza/ Lauren Heigold/ Gabriela Santamaria

2021

II QUARTER

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2021

II QUARTER

Speakers, critics and students
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SPEAKERS:

Ingrid Quintana/ Eduardo Peláez y Pablo Pedreros/ A-01/ Mínimo Común/ Natura Futura

STUDENTS

Laura Monge/ Eliecer Prado/ María Paula Villagra/ Sofía Azúa/ Adriana Castro/ Jaylean Henry/ Lidieth González/ Douglas Rivas/ Justin Tan

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