Architect / Ph.D. Candidate
I am a postdoctoral Collegiate Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Department of History of Art. I hold a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and I am a licensed architect with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. My field of study encompasses architecture, urbanism, and landscape from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular research and teaching interests in memory, postcolonialism, preservation, public space, social justice, and gender.
Before moving to the US, I worked as a professional architect in Santiago, where I designed Memorial Patio 29 and Parque de la Ciudadanía Estadio Nacional. I have published two books. The first, Ni Tan Elefante, Ni Tan Blanco (Ril, 2014), is an urban, architectural, and political history of the National Stadium in Chile. The second is the co-edited volume Disputar la Ciudad (Bifurcaciones, 2018) which deals with spatial strategies of oppression, resistance, memory and reparation within varying urban contexts. These join peer-reviewed articles in History & Memory, Latin American Perspectives, Anos 90, ARQ, Revista 180, Cuadernos de Antropología Social, and Bifurcaciones alongside a chapter in the edited volume Neocolonialism and Built Heritage (Routledge, 2020).
NEW BOOK: Pia Montealegre & Valentina Rozas-Krause
Editorial Bifurcaciones, 2018
Disputar la Ciudad: sometimiento, resistencia, memorialización, reparación