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Dr. Felipe Hernández Architect (SCA) B.Arch. MA Ph.D. RIBA

Dr. Felipe Hernández, Architect (SCA) B.Arch. MA Ph.D. RIBA

University Lecturer (sabbatical leave for the academic year 2014-15)

Fellow of King’s College

Director of Studies for Christ's College and King’s College

Office Phone: 01223 332961


Dr Felipe Hernández is an Architect and Co-Director of the M.Phil. in Architecture and Urban Studies. He teaches architectural and Urban Design, while giving courses and seminars in the Theory and History of architecture and urbanism.  Felipe has worked, and published, extensively on Latin America and other areas in the Developing World, including Africa and South East Asia.

Felipe is also Chair of Cities South of Cancer (CSC), an interdisciplinary Research Group whose members work on a wide variety of urban issues in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Bangladesh,and Indonesia. CSC collaborates with academic, institutions in USA, Latin America and Indonesia. The group also offers internships and summer courses abroad, and operates as consultant to governmental, non-gevernmental, and private organisations involved in urban research and development in cities around the world. See     

Felipe is the author of Bhabha for Architects (Routledge 2010) and Beyond Modernist Masters: Contemporary Architecture in Latin America (Birkhauser 2009).

He is also co-editor of Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America (Berghahn 2009) as well as Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America (Rodopi 2005). He is currently co-editing a second volume on Latin American informal settlements for Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Fellow Architect and Director of Studies at King's College

Director of Studies at Christ's College

Research Interests

Articulatory Urbanism; Developing World Cities; African and Latin American Urbanism; African and Latin American Architecture; Marginal Architectures; Informal Settlements;