“Direct Architecture” Revisited
Sofia Saavedra | Supersudaca
7 March 2017, 18:15-20:30
Instituut voor Mechanica. Room : C300 00.81 – Auditorium D

Ir Sofia Saavedra Bruno M.A , (Louvain,1972) graduated as an architectural civil engineer from the University of Ghent, Belgium with honors (1995) and earned a Master’s degree from the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam (1996–1997). She worked as an urban designer and concept developer on several architectural and urban projects in the Netherlands and France (1998-2005). In Curacao she combined her urban and architectural practice at www.casarchitects.org with being a Scientific Associate at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Curacao (2005- 6/2016). At the University of Curacao she coordinated several community development and international and regional capacity building and educational exchange projects. She chaired Docomomo Curaçao (2008-5/2016) www.docomomocuracao.org and is founding member of the urban think tank Supersudaca: www.supersudaca.org that has made a profile that is increasingly diverse in subjects affecting our environment (Caribbean (Cruise)Tourism, China's influence, Direct Actions in public space, Collective Housing). She lectured on several international congresses as the 2012 conference on social innovation and design in Medellin and most recently the Slocum Hall at the School of Architecture, Syracuse University, USA and the architecture biennial in Sao Paolo, Brazil (2013) and Oslo, Norway (2016). She published the book "Urbanism and Architecture in Chiquitos, Pragmatic translation of European Principles to the Jesuit missions in Latin America. (Santillana 2000) and is currently undertaking a PhD on governing the Flemish commons at KU Leuven within the framework of the INDIGO project.

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