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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

Director, Centre for Latin America Studies

University Senior Lecturer

Fellow of King’s College

Director of Studies for King’s College

Director of Studies for Christ's College


Office Phone: 01223 332961

Biography:

Dr Felipe Hernández is an Architect and Director of the Centre for Latin America Studies at the University of Cambridge (CLAS). He is the first Latin American to have been appointed Director of CLAS and remains the first Colombian to have hold a permanent teaching position at Cambridge University.

Felipe 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 www.citiessouthofcancer.org     

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 Marginal Urbanisms: Informal and Formal Development in Cities of Latin America (CSP 2017), Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America (Berghahn 2009) as well as Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America (Rodopi 2005). 

 

Research Interests

Urban Transformations in Developing World Cities
Race, Poverty and the Urban Periphery in Latin American Cities
Spatial Injustice and Social Housing Disparities

Key Publications

Hernández, F. and A. Becerra Santacruz (eds) (2017) Marginal Urbanisms: Informal and Formal Development in Cities of Latin America. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Hernández, F. (2010) Bhabha for Architects. London – New York: Routledge (160 Pages).

Hernández, F. (2009) Beyond Modernist Masters: Latin American Architecture Today. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser (152 pages).

Hernández, F., P. Kellett and L. Allen (eds) (2009 and 2012). Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America. Paperback edition. Oxford – New York: Berghahn Books.

Hernández, F., M. Millington and I. Borden (eds) (2005). Transculturation: Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America. Amsterdam – Atlanta: Rodopi (278 pages).