FELIPE CORREA: Building a Culture of Description

SDI Lecture Series, July 13, 2020

Felipe Correa is a founder and managing Partner of Somatic Collaborative. Through Somatic Collaborative Felipe has directed a wide range of applied research and design projects across multiple spatial contexts in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Correa received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the GSD.

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 co-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.

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