Felipe Vera

Professor and co-director of the Center for Ecology, Landscape and Urbanism at the UAI DesignLab in Chile and Consultant at the Initiative for Sustainable and Emergent Cities at the Inter American Development Bank. He leads the curatorial team of the next Chile Biennial entitled Diálogos Impostergables and has previously been curator of many international exhibits about architecture and urbanism, among them are the biennial pavilions Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux at the Venice Biennale (2016) and Radical Temporalities at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2015). He has curated exhibits in Chile and abroad as from instance Glosario para el Nuevo Milenio at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Santiago MAC (2015), The Ephemeral City: Landscapes of Religion in South Asia and Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (2015) and Kumbh Mela, Mapping The Ephemeral Mega City at Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2014). He has also been a contributor for many exhibitions about architecture and urbanism as for instance Constellation’s: New Ways of Living the world at Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux (2016) or Uneven Growth at the Museum of Modern Art of New York MOMA (2014). He is also author of the books Kumbh Mela: Mapping The Ephemeral Mega City (2014), Andrea Branzi: Ten Recommendations for a New Athens Charter (2015), Rahul Mehrotra: Dissolving Thresholds (2015) and Ephemeral Urbanism Cities in Constant Flux (2016). Felipe Vera was a Visiting Faculty at the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University. He was trained as an Architect at Universidad de Chile (2009) and holds MDeS in Urbanism, Landscape & Ecology from Harvard Graduate School of Design (2013). He has also received many awards including the nomination for the Young Architects Program at MOMA (2015), the Academic Committee Award at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2015), several research grants, the Fulbright Fellowship, Becas Chile, ITEC Fellowship and the awards Mario Recordón for the best undergrad student (2009) and Jaime Bendersky for the best designer (2009) among others.