Student Lecture Series | Felipe Correa: Building a Culture of Description

Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Bird’s-eye view of the Amazon River Basin as seen from the Atlantic Ocean showing the city of Manaus in relation to the larger basin and the Andes Mountain Range in the background. Image courtesy of Somatic Collaborative.

Bird’s-eye view of Manaus and the Amazon River Basin as seen from the Atlantic Ocean and birf’s-eye view of the Mindu River Intermodal Hub. Image courtesy of Somatic Collaborative.

This presentation will be conducted through Zoom. Advanced registration is required, please register here

Felipe Correa is a founder and managing Partner of Somatic Collaborative. Through Somatic Collaborative Correa has directed a wide range of applied research and design projects across multiple spatial contexts in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

He is currently the Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia (UVA). Prior to joining UVA, Correa was Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Design Degree Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Correa is also c o-director of the South America Project, a trans-continental applied research network that proactively endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of the South American Continent. He is the author of multiple books including “Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America (University of Texas Press, 2016), “Mexico City: Between Geometry and Geography “(Applied Research and Design Publishing, 2015) and “A Line in the Andes” (Applied Research and Design Publishing 2014) which won first prize at the Pan American Architecture Biennale. His most recent book, “Sao Paulo: A Graphic Biography” a bilingual edition that traces the history of the city’s urban form was released in 2018 by the University of Texas Press.

In addition, he has lectured and exhibited at many universities and conferences, including Cornell University, Columbia University, Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, The National Arts Club, and the Pan-American Architecture Biennale, among others. His work, research, and writings have been published in journals, including Architectural Design, Architectural Record, Harvard Design Magazine Topos and Volume.

Correa received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the GSD.

This event is free and accessible to the public through Zoom. 

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