Álvaro Mercado

PhD researcher 2017 2021

Álvaro Mercado is an architect and PhD researcher (CONICYT-Chile Fellow) at the Faculty of Architecture of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

He graduated in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile (PUCV), where he remains an assistant professor since 2011. His Doctoral research focuses on the geo-poetics towards the South American extent, produced by the School of Valparaíso-PUCV since 1965 in the Travesías de Amereida–a collective and situated practice of architecture developed in the inland of the continent–. His research decodes how through the geo-poetic bases, the experiences of travelling, drawing and making low-tech Works of architecture across territories have become critical-praxis facing the colonial and current planetary urbanization of South America.

contact:alvaro.mercado.jara@ulb.ac.be

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